Russia-Ukraine war latest updates: Kremlin to hold sham referendums

Putin faces domestic fury about reservist contact-up: Russian family members bade tearful farewells on Thursday to hundreds of sons and husbands abruptly summoned for navy responsibility as portion of Putin’s mobilization, Robyn Dixon, Mary Ilyushina and David L. Stern report.

“More than 1,300 individuals were being arrested at anti-mobilization protests in cities and towns across Russia on Wednesday and Thursday,” they write. “Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed experiences of booked-out flights and queues to go away Russia as ‘false.’ ”

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