A child can be heard crying as they say goodbye to their father in a video shared on Telegram. The video shows Russian men being mobilized to wait to board a bus to go and fight in the war.
BBC reporter Will Vernon was able to verify the footage after speaking with local Staryi Oskol in the Belgorod Region, including a woman who was there when the video was shot. The footage is being shared on the social media app Telegram.
Russia has begun working on a plan to call up reserve troops to fight in Ukraine after failing there. President Vladimir Putin ordered the mobilization of 300,000 more Russians with military experience, sparking protests in the country on Wednesday.