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30 November, 2022
 
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Gunman opens fire at a recruitment center in the Irkutsk region in Russia

Recruitment centers have come under attack since Russian President Vladimir Putin declared partial conscription last Wednesday

Kathimerini Greece Newsroom

An armed man was taken into custody after he opened fire at a recruitment center in Russia's Irkutsk region, the governor of the area has said.

The gunman, who can be seen in a video posted on social media telling police officers he is 25-year-old Ruslan Zinin, opened fire at a recruitment center in the city of Ust-Ilimsk. In another video, he is seen firing at least once inside the recruitment center. Reuters clarifies that it is not yet in a position to officially certify that this is a video of the incident in question.

Recruitment centers have come under attack since Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a partial draft last Wednesday.

Anti-draft protests were held over the weekend in Dagestan and Yakutia, regions that have both contributed disproportionate numbers of troops to the war in Ukraine.

Source: AFP, Reuters, APE-MPE

[This article was translated from its Greek original]

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