Medvedev denounces the “cowardly traitors” who fled not to fight in Ukraine

Medvedev denounces the “cowardly traitors” not fight in Ukraine

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Ex-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday blasted the thousands of Russians who fled the country to avoid fighting in Ukraine, calling them “cowardly traitors.”&nbsp ;

Russia was 'stronger and cleaner' without them, he wrote on Telegram, on Russian Unity Day, a holiday introduced by President Vladimir Putin in 2005 to celebrate a victory of 1612 on the invading Polish forces.

“We have been abandoned by frightened people, who care about them”. “Cowardly traitors and greedy defectors have fled to distant lands, leaving their bones to rot abroad,” said this close friend of Vladimir Putin.

Tens of thousands of Russians fled the country when President Vladimir Putin launched war on Ukraine on February 24.

Medvedev denounces 'cowardly traitors' who fled not to fight in Ukraine

< p>Medvedev denounces the “cowardly traitors” fight in Ukraine

A second wave started when Vladimir Putin announced a mobilization of 300,000 reservists on September 21.

Since the Kremlin sent troops to Ukraine, Dimitri Medvedev, 57, continues to post increasingly anti-Western messages on social networks.

Mr. Medvedev, who served as president from 2008 to 2012 and then prime minister from 2012 to 2020, is currently deputy chairman of Russia's powerful Security Council.