Telegram shared a video that shows a child crying and saying goodbye to his father. This video shows a group of Russian soldiers waiting for buses to take them to the front lines to fight in the war.
After speaking with locals in Staryi Oskol, Belgorod Region and one woman present at the time the footage was shot, Will Vernon from the BBC was able verify it. Telegram is sharing the footage.
Russia is now implementing plans for the call-up of reservists in Ukraine to help them after suffering setbacks. Protests erupted in Russia Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin directed that 300,000 more Russians have military experience be mobilized.