Russian sets himself on fire to protest Putin’s plans
A Russian set himself on fire to avoid being drafted into the war against Ukraine.
The man drove to the Ryazan bus station in the southeastern city of Ryazan and set himself on fire on Monday September 26.
It comes less than a week after President Vladimir Putin announced the “partial mobilization” of up to 300,000 reservists.
“At the Ryazan bus station, a man set himself on fire,” Russian media YA62 said.
“He shouted that he did not want to participate in a special operation in Ukraine.”
After the flames were extinguished, the man can be seen being escorted to an ambulance by police.
An eyewitness told YA62 he escaped with minor injuries, while Novaya Gazeta magazine wrote that he had burns over more than 90% of his body.