Gunman opens fire at recruitment office in protest against Russian enlistment

A gunman appears to have opened fire at a conscription office in Russia amid soaring tensions over Vladimir Putin’s mobilisation.

He critically wounded a recruitment officer at the enlistment centre in Siberia today, the local governor confirmed.

The incident occurred in the town of Ust-Ilimsk in Irkutsk, a vast and sparsely populated region as Russians across the country voiced their disapproval at being conscripted and fled across borders.

Governor Igor Kobzev said in a message on Telegram: ‘In Ust-Ilimsk, a young man fired at the military registration and enlistment office.’

Mr Kobzev said a military commissar had been wounded in the shooting and was in critical condition.

A video published on social media shows a man identifying himself to police officers as 25-year-old Ruslan Zinin. A separate video of the shooting shows him firing at least one shot inside the draft office.

The videos were not immediately verifiable.

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Reports suggest the local man shouted ‘no-one’s going to fight’ before firing the shot gun.

‘We’re all going home now,’ he is said to have added.

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