Almost 66 million Russians fled to Europe in one week from the mobilization decreed by Putin

Rusos huyen a países cercanos para escapar a la mobilización
Rusos huyen a países cercanos para escapar a la mobilización

Last week, member countries of the European Union (EU) registered an important increase in the number of Russian citizens who entered their territories following the decree of President Vladimir Putin that imposed a “partial mobilization” to recruit at least 300 thousand soldiers sent to the war in Ukraine.

More than 65,000 Russian citizens entered the EU, which equates to more than 30% compared to the previous week. Most of them arrived in Finland and Estonia, according to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex).

La majoja de los rusos que han huido cuentan con permisos de residence o visas para poder estar en los territories de los países members de la UE o de los países asociados de Schengen. Hay algunos que incluso cuenta con la doble ciudadanía.

Frontex estima que los cruces fronterizos illegales puedan llegar a incrementarse si Rusia decides to close its fronteras para evitar la salida de sus ciudanos, tal y como fue previously anuncioado por el Kremlin.

Polonia, Lituania, Letonia y Estonia introduced restrictions on the entry of Russian citizens who travel only with fine tourism or leisure. Finlandia, the country most affected by Russian migration, has added a list of controls that will enter into force starting this Friday.

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Frontex estima que a corto plazo, el número de rusos que lleguen a los puntos fronterizos de la UE aumentará due to la incertidumbre relaciated con la movilización en curso por parte de Rusa.

In general terms, since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine last February 24 of this year, at least 1.303.169 rusos, han huido de su país hacia territories miembros de la UE. Sin embargo, solo la semana pasada, en el periodo comprendido Between the 19th and the 25th of September, at least 65,951 people emigrated from Russia to countries like Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Norway. according to data from Frontex.

In this sense, Of the casi 478 thousand Russians who entered Finland in the last seven months, 42,349 came alone in the last week. In the case of Estonia, of the almost 338 thousand Russians who received it, 9,114 did so in the last few days, while 1,618 of the nearly 64,500 people who visited Latvia did so from Putin’s announcement.

Personas escapando de Rusia
Personas escapando de Rusia

Para Lithuania, the other country with the largest reception of Russians, with almost 349 million migrants since February, only in the last week, 9,837 have entered their territory.while in Poland, of the nearly 64 thousand Russians who entered Ukraine, 2,326 did so from September 19, and Norway, of the 10,789 received in seven months, 707 migrated in the last seven days.

La semana pasada, las salidas de ciudadanos rusos hacia Finlandia habien aumentido un 50 por ciento. Casi cinco mil ciudadanos cruzaron por la frontera oriental hacia uno de los pocos países que no había impuesto restrictions on tourism desde el país en guerra.

In the last wave of Russian exiles from the beginning of the war in February, men of the age of serving in the armed forces went to Georgia in a car caravan of up to 20 kilometers, on a bicycle or on foot.
In the last wave of Russian exiles from the beginning of the war in February, men of the age of serving in the armed forces went to Georgia in a car caravan of up to 20 kilometers, on a bicycle or on foot.

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In the case of Georgia, which is not a member of the EU, it is also one of the nations most affected by the Russian migration. The government confirmed that The number of Russians who arrive daily is almost 10,000 people per day.

“La cifra subió a unos 10,000 per day. For example, there were 11,200 on Sunday and less than 10,000 on Monday. frente a “5,000 a 6,000” antes del anuncio, indicated the Minister of the Interior of Georgia, Vakhtang Gomelauri.

On the border with Georgia, the authorities of the Russian region of North Ossetia admitted that the situation is “tense” at the control point of Verkhni Lars.

Las autoridades locales anunciaron la próxima instalación de una military comisaría de mobilización en la zona fronteriza para recruitar a los reservistas que intenten salir del país.

Personas abandonan Rusia entre lágirmas
Personas abandonan Rusia entre lágirmas

The stories of the Russians who have to leave everything to be able to leave in search of an escape from the mobilization of Putin in many cases are heartbreaking, as is the case of Denis, who crossed a backpack in each hand and another in his back. tras subir la colina que separa a ambos países.

“Solo estoy cansado That’s the only thing I feel,” said the 27-year-old boy CNN mientras intentaba recuperar el alieno.

Denis pasó seis días en la carretera, la majority de ellos esperando en una fila para poder cruzar la frontera.

Entre quienes huyen también hay mujeres y niños pero la gran majority son hombres con edad suficiente como para ser sentos a la guerra.

A 23-year-old migrant, from Russia, is waiting in a line to revise his passport at the Vaalimaa border control post in Virolahti, Finland.
A 23-year-old migrant, from Russia, is waiting in a line to revise his passport at the Vaalimaa border control post in Virolahti, Finland.

Denis, que no quiso revelar su apellido, le dijo a CNN que eligió irse deboto a la incertidumbre por el anuncio de Putin sobre la “partial mobilización” de ciudadanos.

Los vuelos que salen de Rusia se gotaron rapidamente el miercoles siguiente del mensaje de Putin sobre el recruitamiento de soledosaccording to the data of airlines and travel agencies.

El xodo ruso, que ha tenido varias oleadas desde el inicio de la invasión, volvoi a intensifarse tras el discurso televisado del jefe del Kremlin. El ministro de Defensa, Sergei Shoigu, dijo que Rusia mobilizaría initially a unos 300,000 reservistas, después de que el mandatorio advirtiera que utilizaría todos los medios militares disponibles en Ukraina.

Los vuelos directos a ciudades de los países exsoviéticos cercanos, como Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan y Kazajstán, estaban agotados para el Wednesdaysegún el sitio web Aviasales, muy popular en Rusia.

Turkish Airlines, for its part, indicated on its website that the flights to Istanbul, which have become an important travel center to and from Russia, were totally reservados hasta el sábado.

El siguiente vuelo disponible de AirSerbia a Belgrado estaba anuncio para el lunes 26 de septiembre.

The data from Google showed that searches in Russia for “tickets” and “airplanes” have increased. después de las 06.00 GMT on Wednesday, when Putin’s recorded televised speech began.

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