Russian President Vladimir Putin announced today (21) that he will carry out "partial mobilization" and will recruit 300,000 reserve soldiers.

On social media, there are reports that a large number of Russians fleeing cars have begun to flood in the Tsumi River Valley on the border between Finland and Russia.

(Picture taken from Buckarobanza Twitter)

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] Russian President Vladimir Putin announced today (21) that he will carry out "partial mobilization" with the goal of liberating the Donbas region and recruiting 300,000 reserve soldiers.

As soon as the mobilization order was announced, a large number of Russians began to flee, and social media circulated that a large number of cars had begun to pour into the Kymenlaakso area on the border between Finland and Russia.

Twitter user "Buckarobanza" posted a video on Twitter, saying that a large number of fleeing cars began to flow in the Kumi Valley (Finnish: Kymenlaakso) on the border between Finland and Russia. It can be seen in the video that these vehicles all have Russian license plates. A few suspected vehicles were affected by border control and were forced to get off and wait.

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The Finnish monitoring website "Kelikamerat" also captured a large number of Russian traffic on the border of the Tsumi Valley. It can be seen from the monitor screen at the border checkpoint that the traffic flow did not decrease from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

Of the EU countries bordering Russia, only Finland remains open to Russia.

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said on the 17th: "If there is a loophole, the loophole is Finland, and this is the point where travel restrictions will not be fully effective, but it is still better than doing nothing, and I hope they will sooner or later. It must be done."

Granica Rosji z Finlandią po ogłoszeniu częściowej mobilizacji pic.twitter.com/AYmtw38LQ8

— Buckaroo Banzai (@Buckarobanza) September 21, 2022

The Finnish monitoring website "Kelikamerat" also captured a large number of Russian traffic on the border of the Tsumi Valley area. From the monitor screen at the border checkpoint, it can be seen that the traffic flow did not decrease from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

(Picture taken from Kelikamerat)