The border service reminded that the border has been heavily guarded since February.
A citizen of the Russian Federation was detained in Estonia. The man crossed the border illegally, fleeing the mobilization announced in the Russian Federation.
It is reported ERR.
According to Eerik Purgel, head of the border and migration surveillance service of the Ida prefecture, the man tried to get to Estonia on the night of September 26. At around 1:00 a.m., a fugitive on a sapboard crossed the border at the mouth of the Narva River. Border guards detained him around 4:30 at one of the bus stops in the city of Narva-Jiesuu.
“It was an illegal crossing of the border, which was carried out due to fear of the mobilization announced in the neighboring country,” said Purgel.
The detainee was taken to the Narva border crossing, where he was issued a fine and sent back to Russia. The border service reminded that the border has been heavily guarded since February.
Mobilization in Russia – what is known
On September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on military mobilization in stock The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Serhiy Shoigu then stated that about 300,000 people plan to mobilize.
After Putin’s decision, the Russians started to flee the country en masse. Kazakhstan, Georgia and Armenia became the most popular countries. At the same time, kilometer-long queues are observed on the border with Georgia all these days. September 26 the Russians pulled the military and armored personnel carriers to the border, stating that they are doing this in case of an attempted mass breakthrough by those wishing to leave the country. On September 27, it became known that the Russian troops a mobilization point has been deployed at the Verkhniy Lars checkpoint of the Russian-Georgian border.
The introduction of a ban on leaving the Russian Federation for men subject to mobilization is being actively discussed. Although there is no complete ban yet, military commissars they have already started sending lists of those who cannot be released to the border guards.
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland have declared that they are not going to issue humanitarian visas to those who want to avoid mobilization. In turn, Spain and Germany are ready to accept Russians fleeing mobilization. The Irish government too will consider this possibility.
At the same time, the United States applications from Russians will be consideredwho are fleeing the country due to mobilization, individually.