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The number of Russians fleeing the country to evade Putin's draft is bigger than the original invasion force, UK intel says

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Travellers walk after crossing the border with Russia at the frontier checkpoint Verkhny Lars - Zemo Larsi, Georgia September 28, 2022. Irakli Gedenidze/Reuters
The UK's MOD said the number of fleeing Russians likely exceeds Putin's original invasion force.
Reports say least 190,000 Russians have left since Putin said he would draft reservists for Ukraine.
The exodus is likely to affect Russia's economy and add to "brain drain," the MOD said.
The number of Russians leaving the country to avoid President Vladimir Putin's latest mobilization in Ukraine is likely bigger than the original...
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Russians fleeing Putin's draft are pouring into nearby countries, sending hotel rates, rents, and airfares soaring

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

People, most of them Russians, crossing the border between Georgia on September 28. Shakh Aivazov/Associated Press
At least 200,000 Russians have fled the country after Putin ordered a partial mobilization.
Many are heading to neighboring countries where they can enter visa-free, like Kazakhstan and Georgia.
The influx has jacked up hotel rates and rents in these places. Airfares out of Russia are up too.
A surge of Russians fleeing their country to avoid being drafted is sending hotel rates and rents in Kazakhstan and Georgia soaring. At least 200,000 Russians have left the country since...
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