Drafted man sets himself on fire at bus station in Russia’s Ryazan

A drafted man has set himself on fire and started screaming that he did not want to go to the front at a bus station in Russia’s Ryazan, report and Novaya Gazeta. Ryazan.

Novaya Gazeta. Ryazan has published a video of the incident. In the video, the man is seen walking out to the bus station parking lot, douse himself with an unknown liquid, and start catching fire.

“He was standing on the street, near the buses. He caught fire and started laughing and screaming that he did not want to go to the special operation in Ukraine. All of his clothes burnt down. Police came out and took him to a storage room. Later on, an ambulance arrived, and he was taken [somewhere],” quotes the words of an eyewitness.

Novaya reports that, according to the preliminary data, the man has 90% of body burns; he kept screaming “I don’t wanna go to the front” while being taken away by the doctors.

Today, 26 September, a shooting occurred in a military enlistment office in the town of Ust-Ilimsk in the Irkutsk region of Russia. Among the injured, there is the chief of the draft commission Alexander Eliseev. He is currently in intensive care in critical condition. The shooter was detained. According to Telegram channel Baza, it is a local 25-year-old unemployed resident Ruslan Zinin. Media outlet Mash reports that he started shooting when Eliseev was giving instructions to people subject to mobilisation.

According to Mediazona’s calculations, 54 military enlistment offices and administrative buildings have been set on fire since the start of the war, 17 of these cases happened in the last five days after the announcement of the “partial” mobilisation.

In particular, a military enlistment office caught fire in Mordovia’s town of Ruzaevka after two Molotov cocktails had been thrown in through the window on 25 September. On the same day, it was reported that an administrative building caught fire under the town of Gatchina in the Saint Petersburg region after two Molotov cocktail bottles had been thrown into the building. The area of fire was 50 square metres, no one was hurt.

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