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Kilometers-long queue has formed and the situation remains tense at the Upper Lars checkpoint on the Russia-Georgia Border. Edgar Aghasyan, who is there, told Armenian News-NEWS.am that there is a very dire situation at the checkpoint.

"It's hell! We are in queue for 42 hours; 10 hours at the Ossetian border. There is a queue of about 17 kilometers; they are mostly Russian men up to 30 years old. They bring—with money—the locals closer to the border; they go, return. We are still waiting, the queue is not moving. Russian men cross the border [into Georgia] on foot, even carrying their bags, or they give money to get out of the queue and reach the border," Aghasyan said.

Due to the partial military mobilization announced in Russia recently, many people have started to leave the country—both by air and by land.

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