Relatives of those mobilized published a manifesto and a petition against indefinite mobilization and demanding the return of their relatives home. It was published in the “Way Home” telegram channel, where the actions of relatives are coordinated.
“There is almost no hope left. None of us have confidence. Many no longer have a future. <…> We are betrayed and exterminated by our own people. <…> We are fucked and you are fucked. After all, all this time we were only SHOWED lazy stability, reliability, security,” the text of the manifesto says.
Its authors call the mobilization a “terrible mistake” and recall that Vladimir Putin promised that reservists would not be called up for war, and that “tasks in the Northern Military District” would be carried out only by professional volunteers. They ask the Russians for help and emphasize that no one is immune from the new wave of “partial” mobilization:
“Let’s lay down some straw, this will truly be a progressive step that will benefit our country. This will not be an evasion of the duty to defend the Motherland, it will protect a person from the tyranny and injustice that we see now. A country is, first of all, people, not some abstract interests with which officials hide.”
The authors of the manifesto also emphasize the irony of the fact that Putin declared 2024 the year of the family: “Considering that wives are howling without their husbands, children are growing up without fathers, and many are already orphans.” In the same part of the letter, they remember the criminals pardoned by Putin, in particular Nikolai Ogolobyak. He was convicted in the case of the ritual murders of four girls from the Yaroslavl region in 2008 and was supposed to be released only in 2030.
In the message following the manifesto, relatives of those mobilized published a petition that will be sent to the presidential administration. we appeal to everyone for help. “Even if you don’t have anyone close to you there, you can sign and show solidarity with us and simple human mercy,” write the authors of the appeal.