no there weren’t tens of kilometers of traffic jam to flee the mobilization for war in Ukraine

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While Vladimir Putin has announced a “partial mobilization” of army reservists, and the number of people involved is still questionable, several anti-war demonstrations have broken out. And Russians would try to leave the country by all means.

Dozens of kilometers of traffic jams to flee the mobilization? While Vladimir Putin has announced a “partial mobilization” of army reservists, and the number of people involved is still questionable, several anti-war demonstrations have broken out. And Russians would try to leave the country by all means.

On social networks, a video was particularly shared. It shows a traffic jam at the border between Russia and Finland, which would be more than 35 kilometers long, according to information given online.

Contacted by Désintox, the Finnish border guards deny the veracity of the video, and point out that the colors do not correspond to those of autumn. In fact, Désintox has found the author of this video, Igor, a Russian who denounces on his Tiktok account the instrumentalization of his images. ” This is a video from August 29. I posted it on Youtube and Tiktok before Wednesday », That is to say before the announcement of Vladimir Putin. ” It’s an ordinary queue at the border says the author of the images.

« This does not mean that Russians do not try to leave the country, passing through Georgia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia or Finland. »

There is indeed an increase in traffic at the south-eastern border, explain the Finnish border guards. Even if the number of border crossings following the announcement of the mobilization remained lower than that of a weekend in normal times, say the Finnish authorities to Désintox.

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