Draft office set on fire in village in Russia’s Amur region

A draft office has been set on fire, with equipment standing near a window getting damaged, in the village of Magdagachi in Russia’s Amur region, Russian media outlet RBC reports, citing the local office.

“Yes, this [incident] took place tonight, in the early hours of 11 January. Someone threw a Molotov cocktail — the bottle was found. Firemen arrived. A small fire occurred, but it all was extinguished in time, nothing was damaged, except for equipment that was standing on a window,” the draft office representative tells RBC.

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According to Mediazona, there have been reports about at least 43 cases of draft offices being set on fire since the start of mobilisation in Russia, and 78 cases since the start of the war in Ukraine.

On 9 January, it was reported that a draft office had been set on fire in the city of Bratsk, Irkutsk region of Russia. According to Telegram channel Baza, an unknown person threw a Molotov cocktail into a window on the ground floor at 2AM on 9 January. Fire crews arrived at the scene, the fire was extinguished before it could engulf the building.

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