The waiting time to enter Georgian territory could reach forty-eight hours on Sunday, September 25, according to estimates by local officials. Denis is one of the Russians who crossed the border following the announcement of the mobilization: “Of course, it scared a lot of people. No one wants to leave… die,” he explains.
The scenes that unfolded on the Russia-Georgia border were replicated in Kazakhstan, Finland and Mongolia, all of which reported heavy queues.
On September 26, the Kremlin said no decision had been made on closing Russian borders due to the departure of many men of fighting age. Russian Senator Sergei Tsekov said Russians of military age should not be allowed to travel abroad.
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