Jailed Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, said in a video statement during his court hearing, that the partial mobilization announced in Russia will result in a “massive tragedy.”
The Kremlin’s number one critic affirmed, “All this will lead to a massive tragedy and a huge death toll.”
“It is clear that the criminal war currently taking place is being exacerbated, and that Putin tries to include as many people as possible in it,” claimed Navalny, using a term (“war”) notoriously prohibited in Russia.
“Putin is tormenting a neighboring country, killing people there, and now he is throwing a huge number of Russian citizens into the meat grinder of war,” he added.
Navalny alleges that by involving 300,000 reservists to reverse setbacks in Putin’s war on Ukraine, he wants to “bloody the hands of hundreds of thousands of people” in order for him to “keep his personal power.”
Putin’s most outspoken opponent within Russia, Navalny, is currently imprisoned after being found guilty of parole violations, fraud, and contempt of court – accusations he claims were cooked up to quell his political aspirations and put an end to opposition.