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Moscow says it won’t grant passports to Russians called up for army service

Yulia, a passenger from the Moscow-Belgrade flight operated by Air Serbia, speaks to the media at the airport in Belgrade, Serbia, Sept. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Yulia, a passenger from the Moscow-Belgrade flight operated by Air Serbia, speaks to the media at the airport in Belgrade, Serbia, Sept. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Moscow will not give out passports to Russians mobilized by the army, a government information portal says, as fears of travel restrictions rise and tens of thousands flee the country.

“If a citizen is summoned for army service or received a summon (for mobilization), he will be refused a passport,” the portal says on its website.

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