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Russia is opening more recruitment offices along its borders in an attempt to keep some of the men of fighting age who are trying to leave the country by land to avoid the partial mobilization announced last week, BTA reports. 

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New offices were opened near some checkpoints on the border with Kazakhstan in Saratov and Astrakhan regions.

Earlier this week, impromptu military recruitment sites appeared as far away as Georgia and Finland. 

Due to the mass flight from mobilization: Russia is taking measures

Russian authorities have said they will serve call-ups to all men who meet the requirements for mobilization but are trying to leave the country. 

More than 194,000 Russian citizens have fled to neighboring Georgia, Kazakhstan and Finland since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists last week.

Most of them crossed the borders by car, bicycle or on foot.

In Russia, all men under the age of 65 are automatically considered part of the army reserve.

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