More than 44,000 Crimeans drafted into Russian army since illegal annexation
Since the beginning of the Russian occupation of Crimea, 44,005 local residents have been drafted into the Russian army. About 500 people have been prosecuted for refusing to serve
This was reported by the representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Tamila Tasheva, according to Krym.Realii.
The representative office of the President of Ukraine draws conclusions about the number of people mobilized in Crimea, in particular, from the number of land plots issued.
"There, according to the decision of the occupation administration, a person who is mobilized can then claim certain benefits or land plots. Thus, we can talk about the approximate number of people mobilized," Tasheva said.
"There are 497 cases of criminal proceedings against people who are allegedly evading the military sercvice. In fact, 185 of this total, or 37 per cent, have been convicted," she added, noting that people are trying to avoid illegal conscription in every way possible.
- In September, Eskender Bariev, a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, told Espreso that occupying Russian forces in Crimea are trying to mobilize retired and retired police officers, former Russian or Ukrainian military personnel. They are of interest to the invading Russian forces, primarily because they do not need to spend much time training them.