[２９日 ロイター] – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday called on ethnic minorities across Russia not to die in a “shameful war” and to resist mobilization by the Russian government.
In response to President Putin’s partial mobilization order, violent protests are taking place in some areas where ethnic minorities live, such as the south of the Caucasus and Siberia. Attention has been drawn to the fact that such poor ethnic minorities are disproportionately targeted for conscription on partial movement.
“You don’t have to die in Ukraine. Your sons don’t have to die in Ukraine,” said Mr Zelensky.
According to data collected by the Russian research agency iStories, the proportion of war casualties in Ukraine is mainly between Buryatia, one of the republics that are part of the Russian Federation and borders Mongolia, and the Muslim Caspian coast. most numerous in the Republic of Dagestan.
More than 100 people were detained last week in Dagestan during anti-conscription protests.