Ukraine war: Flights from Moscow sell out as Russians fear conscription

One way flights out of Moscow have nearly sold out after Russia announced plans to call up 300,000 army reservists.

On Wednesday morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the country’s military would ‘partially mobilise’ military reservists in Ukraine.

Flights out of Moscow quickly filled up, as possible conscripts scrambled to avoid the draft.

Turkish Airlines don’t have any available seats for a direct flight to Istanbul until Tuesday – and even then the cheapest flight is £2441 (€2800).

At the time of publication, Pegasus, a low-cost Turkish airline, only had one available flight this week at a price of £1,411 (€1,618)

Similar tickets usually cost between £365 and £600 (€418 – €688),

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