Dhaka, Sept. 25 -- The president of the European Council has called on Europe to open to fleeing Russians in the wake of President Vladimir Putin's mobilisation order.

Charles Michel urged Europe to show an "openness to those who don't want to be instrumentalised by the Kremlin", according to Politico.

"In principle I think that ... the European Union [should] host those who are in danger because of their political opinions. If in Russia people are in danger because of their political opinions, because they do not follow this crazy Kremlin decision to launch this war in Ukraine, we must take this into consideration," Mr Michel said, reports Irish Times.

He added: "I agree on the idea that we should very quickly co-operate and co-ordina...