A hero mum in Russia has been captured on camera giving one of Putin's enlistment officers a piece of her mind as her son was called up to fight in Ukraine.
The video comes after it was revealed that wealthy Russians are paying huge bribes to avoid them or their children being enlisted by Putin.
Watch the footage below:
Earlier this month, the Russian president ordered the partial mobilisation of reservists to fight in Ukraine and since then, protests have been underway in Dagestan.
As the mum shouted at the officer, he could be heard admitting: “I wouldn’t wish this situation on anyone.”
She then hit back: “Is this why you sent those kids there?” but the officer insisted that federal laws enacted by Putin ‘must be executed’.
The woman then replied: “Then you execute them. You go [to Ukraine]. Don’t send our children there. Don’t take them. I don’t want to be killing people.”
The super-rich are thought to be paying up to $2 million to avoid themselves or their sons being drafted in Putin’s chaotic conscription.
According to a human rights group, giant bribes are being paid to avoid the call up by residents around the Rublyovo-Uspenskoe Highway and Nikolina Gora - Moscow’s most prestigious neighbourhoods.
Campaigner Vladimir Osechkin has hit out at the situation, calling those coughing up large sums ‘ hypocrites’.
Osechkin said they backed Russia’s lurch to militarism and ‘fastened St. George’s ribbons on their Porsches and Bentleys, begged for places closer to Putin at parades’ but have now ‘suddenly decided to buy exemptions from mobilisation for themselves and their offspring’.
A source said: “The cost of solving the issue comes to $2 million for the inhabitants of the Rublyovo-Uspenskoe Highway and Nikolina Gora.”
At the same time, military commissioners are said to be ‘blocking travel abroad for ordinary Russians who do not have connections and millions’.
Ramzan Kadyrov, a close Putin ally and head of oil-rich Chechnya, angrily condemned ‘dodgers’ who are fleeing abroad to avoid being sent to fight in the war.
He said: “Do they have the right to call themselves men? No. Do they have honour? No. A sense of dignity? No. Or some moral values? No.”
Hundreds of thousands of Russian men have left the country in recent days, and many more are seeking to do so, amid fears the borders will soon be closed.
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