Donetsk taxi drivers ran to Russia, saving cars from seizure

Conscription of men for service was announced in the republics of Donbass

Residents of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic who earn money as taxi drivers began to travel to Russia. According to, they fear that their cars will be seized for the needs of the local armed forces.

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According to a correspondent of the publication who was on the scene, many are afraid of a repeat of the situation in 2014 and 2015, when cars were taken away from citizens.

“Therefore, I know those who went to the Rostov region and left the cars there or remained on earnings,” one of the local residents told him.

Earlier, in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, conscription began for military service of men aged 18 to 55 years. At the same time, in the LPR, people over 55 years old can enter the service on a voluntary basis.

In the past few days, the situation in the Donbass has sharply escalated and, in fact, clashes have resumed. As of today, 70,000 refugees have already left the region for Russia.

The FSB also reported today that a projectile that arrived from Ukraine destroyed a border guard post in the Rostov Region. The incident occurred 150 meters from the Russian-Ukrainian border, it is noted that no one was injured as a result of the explosion.

Soon there was a message that the Russian border guards liquidated the Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group.


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