"I do not want to be carried home in a zinc-lined coffin or stain my hands with somebody’s blood because of the war of one person that wants to build an empire.”
It is estimated that almost 200,000 Russians have fled to neighbouring nations to avoid being called up for military service in Ukraine.
The Interior Ministry of Georgia said over 53,000 Russians have entered the country since last week, while Interior Ministry officials in Kazakhstan said 98,000 crossed into that nation. The Finnish Border Guard agency said over 43,000 arrived in the same period. Media reports also said another 3,000 Russians entered Mongolia, which also shares a border with the country.