Ukraine war latest: Men flee Russia to avoid mobilisation

Russia calls up 300,000 reservists in partial mobilisation Putin ally threatens London with nuclear strike Putin's 'partial mobilisation' will send tens of thousands to their

deaths Occupied Ukrainian territory set to be declared part of Russia The West should be prepared to call Putin's nuclear bluff Listen to the latest episode of our daily Ukraine

podcast All flights from Russia to neighbouring countries sold out on Wednesday as Russians sought to flee a partial mobilisation order drafting 300,000 reservists into the

army announced by Vladimir Putin. Russian news outlet RBC reported that there were no seats available on flights to destinations that do not require a visa until

Friday. Fears that men of fighting age would not be allowed to leave the country began to spread as the Russian president ordered the call-up, which followed the

announcement of referendums to pave the way for the formal annexation of swathes of Ukraine. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refused to

say whether Russia would close its borders for those who are subject to mobilisation. Follow the latest updates below. Sign up to the Front Page newsletter for free:

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mobilisation European Union member Latvia, which borders Russia, will not offer refuge to any Russians fleeing Moscow's mobilisation of troops, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars

Rinkevics said on Wednesday, citing security concerns.