THIS is the stomach-churning moment a Russian man deliberately “breaks” his friend’s leg amid desperate attempts to avoid Putin’s “death sentence” mobilisation.
Distressing footage allegedly shows how the man sustained the horror injury after his pal jumped down a stairwell onto his lower leg.
In die kort snit, which was shared on Reddit, the inured man on the floor is heard wincing and yelling in pain as his friend hurriedly rushes down the next flight of stairs.
Hoisting his jumper over his head, the pal appears visibly shocked.
The video is thought to be the latest example of desperate acts taken by Russian men as they look for ways to avoid Vladimir Putin’s draft and stop themselves from being sent to die in Ukraine.
Vlad is currently attempting to scramble 300,000 extra soldiers to the Ukrainian frontline after announcing a partial mobilisation of Russian troops.
As the tyrant’s calamitous war continues to falter with Moskou losing ground on the battlefield, the desperate despot has called up more conscripts to bolster efforts in Ukraine.
In sommige gevalle men have reportedly been hastily getting married or registering themselves as carers for elderly children in a bid to get out of the war – with others also reported to have broken their own arms to escape the draft.
Shocking footage has even showed one man setting himself on fire at a railway station in Ryazan, 110 miles southeast of Moscow, to avoid being sent to the frontline.
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In the chilling video, the man calmly pours petrol or some other flammable substance from a canister over his head, before sparking a flame.
Die man, who lived, reportedly shouted: “I don’t want to go to war.”
Women have been leading protests against the mass mobilisation in Russia’s Dagestan region, with footage showing wives and girlfriends clashing with cops as they tried to stop their men being dragged away.
Taking to the streets, they chanted: “Don’t let them take our men!”
As tensions boil over, videos show protesters squaring up to police, with officers reportedly resorting to using stun guns and batons on the furious crowds.
Footage shows one man headbutting an officer after being arrested.
And another video showed a terrified security officer fleeing from a swarm of protesters as some try to grab and trip him up.
Elders, brave women confronted a cop guarding a conscription centre and slammed the war, with one telling the officer: “Russia is on the territory of another country.”
The women shouted: “Why are you taking our children? Who was attacked? Russia was attacked? They didn’t come to us.
“It was us attacking Ukraine. Russia has attacked Ukraine! Stop the war!”
Meer as 100 people were arrested during the protests, OVD-Info, an independent Russian human rights monitor said.
According to OVD-Info, brave locals in the village of Endirey blocked a main road to try and stop conscription chiefs coming to the area.
Footage showed cops firing automatic rifles in the air as they tried to break up the crowd – but defiant residents continued to block the road.
The panic comes amid reports the Kremlin might soon shut Russian borders to stop men of fighting age leaving.
Putin signed the decree on the partial mobilisation last week.
It is Russia’s first such mobilisation since World War Two – signifying a major escalation of the war, now in its seventh month.
But recently-conscripted fighters in Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine are said to be surrendering in their droves, and humiliating footage has emerged of drunken conscripts fighting each other as they were packed into school buses.
Rusted guns and 60-year-old tanks are being handed to demoralised conscripts who prefer to surrender than fight.
Mad Vlad’s newly-mobilised recruits are being sent to the frontline with shoddy AK-47s that are either jammed or completely covered in rust.
Mobilised men are expected to receive just two weeks of training before being shipped off to Ukraine, compared to the six months minimum training which is usually provided.
Ten minste 2,000 people have now been arrested for rising up against Putin’s conscription.
Putin has moved to crush protests by ramping up jail sentence for deserters to up to 10 years in a penal colony – and applied the new law to anyone refusing to “mobilise”.
He has signed amendments to the Criminal Code outlawing desertion and surrender with a sliding scale of new punishments.