Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilization of reservists, causing confusion both inside and outside Russia. I have an international student.
Oksana (20), who is studying oriental studies at a university in Akita Prefecture, has been interested in Japanese language and culture since she was in elementary school, and has been looking forward to living in Japan since August.
However, on the night of September 21, she learned in a message from her friend that Russian President Vladimir Putin had announced a partial mobilization of the reserve forces.
At that time, Oksana's first thought was her father, brother, and relatives, and she said she was very worried.
Oksana is worried that her father, who is in his 40s and is in the reservists, may also be drafted, and is in frequent contact with him.
In a video call, the father said, "Even if I am mobilized, I will not go. I will not receive a call-up warrant, nor will I sign it. I would rather be caught by the police than go to war." But Oksana's anxiety did not go away, and she cried imagining her father being summoned.
Oksana has been a consistent opponent of Russian military aggression from the beginning.
▼Walking around the city wearing hair ornaments made in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, blue and yellow, to show solidarity with Ukraine and ▼helping to collect and send supplies for Ukrainians in Russia. rice field.
However, he said that he could not even imagine that his family would be sent to the battlefield and the possibility of attacking Ukrainians would come up. It is said that
Oksana said, "I'm really worried. Ordinary Russians are also involved in the war. I have to study hard at university, but I can't. It was said that this war was to protect Russia. But to kill Ukrainians, to annex Ukraine."
She said, "Now that I'm in Japan, I can talk about my feelings against the mobilization, but this is not just me, but the feelings of the Russians in Russia. I, my family, my friends, and everyone else." It's very difficult," he said.