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.
Footage purporting to show a would-be conscript shooting a military recruitment officer in Irkutsk, Siberia. Earlier reports that the man died in hospital are unconfirmed. There will be a lot more of this, I suspect. #mobilization pic.twitter.com/8QX9pgAtfm— Oliver Carroll (@olliecarroll) September 26, 2022
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]