Poland will not admit pro-Putin Russian citizens fleeing from mobilization

  • In World
  • 2022-09-27 15:09:00Z
  • By The New Voice of Ukraine
Michal Dvorczyk
Michal Dvorczyk  

"We don't allow the admission of Russian citizens who have so far supported the regime of Vladimir Putin, and when the prospect of being at the front appeared, became big democrats and planned to leave Russia," Dvorczyk said.

He said Poland would not close its borders to people who were repressed for their political beliefs or who were fighting for human rights in Russia.

Meanwhile, the authorities of Kazakhstan announced on Sept. 27 that they would send back to Russia people evading mobilization if they were on the wanted list.

Read also: Russia to deploy mobilization point on the Russian-Georgian border

Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization in the Russian Federation on Spet. 21. Later, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that 300,000 reservists would be called up during a "partial" mobilization. He estimated Russia's mobilization resource at almost 25 million people.

Russia earlier announced that so-called "referendums" would be held across the occupied parts of Ukraine's Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya, and Kherson oblasts on Sept. 23-27, in an attempt to legitimize its seizure of more parts of Ukraine. Russia exerts control only over parts of these regions, while the provincial capital of Zaporizhzhya Oblast remains in Ukrainian hands.

Read also: Mobilization protestors again clash with police in Dagestan

The statements were made shortly after a rapid counter-offensive by the defenders of Ukraine: on Sept. 14, the Ministry of Defense reported that since Sept. 6 (in the space of one week), the Armed Forces of Ukraine had liberated 388 settlements and about 8,500 square kilometers of territory in Kharkiv Oblast alone.

Andriy Yermak, the chief-of-staff of the President's Office of Ukraine, said Russia's blackmail regarding the holding of referendums in the temporarily occupied territories was due to its fear of defeat. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba emphasized that sham referendums that Russia is trying to organize in the occupied territories were irrelevant to the situation.

Meanwhile, the Russian State Duma - the Kremlin's rubber-stamp parliament - on Sept. 20 rushed through votes introducing the concepts of "mobilization," "martial law," and "armed conflict" into Russia's Criminal Code. Now in Russia, desertion, absence from service, and voluntary surrender will be punished more severely.


More Related News

Putin says West
Putin says West's desire for global dominance increases conflict risks

"The potential for conflict in the world is growing and this is a direct consequence of the attempts by Western elites to preserve their political, financial...

The ballet world entered a new Cold War in 2022
The ballet world entered a new Cold War in 2022
  • World
  • 2022-12-09 07:00:00Z

This was the year ballet returned to the Cold War. The privation of balletomanes is, of course, a microscopic drop in the ocean compared with the misery that...

U.S. plans sanctions on Russia, China - officials
U.S. plans sanctions on Russia, China - officials
  • US
  • 2022-12-09 02:56:02Z

The United States plans to impose new sanctions against Russia and China on Friday that include punishing Moscow for its use of Iranian drones in its war...

SpaceX launches 40 OneWeb internet relay satellites
SpaceX launches 40 OneWeb internet relay satellites

OneWeb's manager had high praise for SpaceX, the builder of its own space-based internet constellation.

Fact check: Images show Russian citizen with swastika tattoo, not Ukrainian soldier
Fact check: Images show Russian citizen with swastika tattoo, not Ukrainian soldier

A group of photos show a Russian citizen who was arrested by Ukrainian soldiers in 2015. They don't show a captured Ukrainian soldier.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply


Top News: World