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Zelenskyy calls on Russians to 'protest' and 'fight back' against Putin's draft if they 'want to survive' Russia/Ukraine

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u/Myopic_Cat Sep 22 '22

Unfortunately their choices are protest and get locked up, or go to war and risk death.

Why choose when you can have both? They're already handing out draft papers to arrested protesters.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russian-anti-draft-protesters-being-ordered-enlist-rights-group-says-2022-09-22/

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u/gerkin123 Sep 22 '22

Seems like a good way to see desertions skyrocket.

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u/GirthyOwls Sep 22 '22

Or “accidents” at military facilities.

Gravity already seems to be particularly challenging over there lately.

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u/gerkin123 Sep 22 '22

I absolutely would not want to be an officer of a squad including an armed ex-prisoner turned combatant. Not even if one was a giant talking sharkman.

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u/GirthyOwls Sep 22 '22

Exactly! That would feel almost as dangerous as being in duty in Ukraine right now.

Plus - there were already reports of real soldiers doing that. This will only make that riskier.

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u/HouseOfSteak Sep 22 '22

Tsar Shark is a shark.