About two weeks ago, Vladimir Putin announced a “partial mobilization” of military reservists in Russia. This has led to protests in Russia and outrage around the world. Stories have surfaced of men harming themselves and others in various ways to avoid being forced to fight Ukraine. One video in particular comes to mind which was especially haunting. It pictured a young man setting himself on fire in protest to the orders he received. He would rather bring himself severe bodily harm or even death than be forced to take the lives of others.
As these stories continue to come out, I can’t help but reflect on a few passages. Allow me to share those with you. Here’s my article from the Sand Mountain Reporter: