A gunman stormed into a Russian conscription office and seriously injured an officer in a bid to stop Vladimir Putin's forced mobilisation of men.
The shooter, who has been identified as Ruslan Zinin, 25, screamed “no-one's going to fight” before he opened fire in Ust-Ilimsk military enlistment office.
It comes as fury continues to build in the country since Putin announced the first mobilisation of his country since World War Two.
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Zinin wanted civilian reservists to be let free and said "we’re all going home now" as he stood fiercely in the building.
It has been reported that the chief local military recruiter Aleksandr Yeliseyev is in "grave" condition after being struck.
Others in the facility are seen on video running for their lives. Women in Russia are leading protests against the alarming mobilisation as Putin's ‘lover’ Alina Kabaeva recently made a rare appearance.
The Olympic gold medal winner, 39, widely seen as the Kremlin’s secret first lady, gave a message to young gymnasts that could have been about the horrific military conflict.
“You will have defeats,” she said, as Putin is rumoured to have retreated to a forest palace in northern Russia.
“Don’t get upset.
“It’s yet another step towards victory. And let the strongest win.”
The low-key appearance follows rumours in Russia that Putin had forced her to have an abortion following an earlier report that she was pregnant in May with a war baby.
She spoke as enraged mothers, wives and daughters are brimming with anger over Putin’s cruel call-up that is sweeping up many men with no military experience, contrary to official statements.
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In southern republic Dagestan, on the Caspian Sea, women clashed with police as they sought to stop men from being dragged away into force conscription.
They chanted: “No to war” and “Shame on You."
In one video, a woman is heard saying: “Don’t let them take our men.”
Police shot into the air as protests were in danger of getting out of control in Dagestan, which has already suffered grievous losses in the war in Ukraine.
This comes after around 30 women protesters were reportedly forcibly stripped inside a police station at Brateevo, Russia, in a “classic torture technique”.
The women reported the abuse to human rights defenders before their phones were confiscated.
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A video shows a protesting grandmother hauled away by multiple heaving armed riot police from her protest close to the Kremlin.
Another shows a man preparing to desert the call up after finding he is expected to sleep on the floor.
“I came to [fight for] our Motherland, but I’m f***ing refusing,” said the man from Dagestan.
“Just look at what’s going on here.
“I am going home. No bed, no f***ing anything for us here…"
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