After President Vladimir Putin announced partial mobilization, 261,000 men left Russia.

APA reports that "Novaya Gazeta.

Europe" reports citing its source in the Russian Presidential Administration.

Discussions within the Kremlin about closing the borders to military-age men began on September 21 after the Federal Security Service released figures on the number of men leaving Russia.

"There is such an atmosphere in the Presidential Administration that the security forces and the Ministry of Defense will be able to convince Putin to close the exit before it's too late," said an unnamed official of the Presidential Administration.

It should be noted that on September 21, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that 300,000 people would be called up to the army as part of the partial mobilization.