VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 23 (Reuters) – When 27-year-old Nikita watched Russian President Vladimir Putin announce a military mobilisation while visiting his uncle in St Petersburg, he decided to leave his homeland.
Two days later, he was crossing the border into Finland.
“It is just insane. All my friends (are) in danger,” said the sound engineer, minutes after stepping into the Nordic country.
He had first fled Russia after the Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine for Turkey and had go back for a brief visit to get some papers. He now plans to return to Turkey.