CIVILIANS forced to join the Russian bloodbath in Ukraine are handed over rusty Kalashnikovs.
Angry recruits were filmed as AK-47s were issued from a military camp in Primorsky, eastern Russia.
One said: “It’s the tank boys who were given this c*** [rusty Kalashnikov].
“They said: ‘You have tanks, so don’t bother with the Kalashnikovs’.”
It comes as 2,000 protesters in the country have been arrested over plans to send up to 1.2 million to Ukraine.
Putin tried to quell protests by increasing the prison sentence for deserters to up to 10 years in a penal colony – and applied the new law to anyone who refused to “mobilize”.
He signed amendments to the penal code outlawing desertion and surrender with a sliding scale of new penalties.
Thousands of men eligible for conscription have been seen fleeing Russia, some of whom have reportedly broken their own arms trying to escape conscription.
A stampede of single men has also been reported going to registry offices to marry women with multiple children – as family men can escape conscription.
Online searches for the phrase “how to break your arm at home” also increased as potential conscripts considered drastic action.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6300803/civilians-russia-bloodbath-rusty-kalashnikovs/ Rusty Kalashnikovs were handed over by civilians forced to take part in Russia’s brutal bloodbath in Ukraine