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Pranksters catch out son of Putin ally as they try to 'enlist him' into Russian army

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Vladimir Putin's closest allies tried to snake his way out of 'enlistment' after prank callers made him believe he was being called up to the Russian Army.

Images circling the world show hordes of Russian men being rounded up to be taken to the frontline of Putin's dirty war in Ukraine and the 32-year-old son of Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin chief's press secretary, thought he was next.

Nikolay Peskov was called by hosts of the Russian YouTube channel Popular Politics on Wednesday, who made him believe he had a medical the next day ahead of joining the army. READ MORE: Putin lookalike warned 'to grow moustache and not leave home' — but risks life to work"Obviously not!" he told the men who pretended to be recruitment officers, according to a video shared by independent Russian news website The Insider."You must understand it is not right for me to be there.

I have to resolve this on a different level.""If I have to defend my motherland I will step up, no problem but you need to understand the political implications and nuances of my situation," he added.Peskov senior said in Russian media that his son's comments were taken out of context and that he would make the "only right decision".The younger Peskov, who was educated in the UK, served in the Russian army from 2010 to 2012 before working for Russian state TV channel RT, reports said.It would appear the cowardly draft-dodger is set to avoid a spell on the frontlines, yet other Russian men will be sent off to fight in Ukraine.Vladimir Putin has been slammed after launching a partial mobilisation on Wednesday, September 21.

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