Poland now extradites Ukrainian men who fled mobilization
Poland is now sending back Ukrainian men of conscription age who left the country illegally after February 24, 2022. This extradition process requires a court decision
This information comes from Rzeczpospolita, a Polish publication.
Poland's border service reports that around 80,000 Ukrainian men eligible for conscription entered Poland after February 24, 2022, and then went missing. To bring them back to Ukraine, an international arrest warrant is necessary for each individual.
Mariusz Ciarka, the spokesperson for the main police department, explained the process: "If we apprehend such a person, even during a routine check, our information system of the National Police will indicate that they are wanted by the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office through Interpol data. We detain the individual and notify the prosecutor's office. The Polish court will decide whether to extradite them."
According to the border service of Poland, Warsaw has already begun the extradition of some Ukrainians.
- On September 1, Davyd Arakhamia discussed the potential extradition of Ukrainians who left the country illegally. He stated that they would face legal consequences for activities such as bribery, document forgery, and evasion of mobilization, in accordance with the law.