Video shows Russian child crying ‘Daddy, goodbye, please come back’ as men are mobilized in Russia on Putin’s orders

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On September 20, 2022, in Saint Petersburg, a billboard with an image of a soldier and the slogan “Serving Russia is a real job” stands in Saint Petersburg.Olga Maltseva/TUSEN via Getty Images

  • A video shows a Russian child crying for her father as he loads a bus after being drafted to fight in Ukraine.

  • “Daddy, goodbye!” she screams in video obtained by TUSEN reporter Will Vernon. “Please come back!”

  • On Wednesday, Putin announced a “partial mobilization” of the country’s military reservists to fight in Ukraine.

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As thousands of Russian men are mobilized to fight in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine, videos circulating on social media show men emotionally saying goodbye to their families as they are taken to fight against their will.

In a video posted by TUSEN reporter Will Vernona child cries to her father as he loads a bus on his way to the army.

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“Daddy, goodbye!” she yells, according to Vernon’s Russian translation of the video. “Please come back!”

Vernon said he had spoken to several local residents about the mobilization, including one person who was present when the child screamed.

In a speech on Wednesday, Putin announced a “partial mobilization” of the country’s military reservists to fight in Ukraine.

The Washington Post reported that up to 300,000 reservists could be called up, triggering a mass exodus in Russia of those unwilling to go to war.

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Since the announcement, some flights from Russia have sold out, and more than 1,400 protesters of the mobilization were detained and then called up for war.

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