CrimeaSOS: approximately 130 cases of conscription evasion were opened in Crimea in 2022

17 / 01 / 2023

As of the end of 2022, occupation courts in Crimea have opened approximately 130 criminal cases of conscription evasion. Oleksii Tilnenko, Head of the Board of CrimeaSOS, reported this in a comment to Suspilne. 

“During 11 months of 2022, there were about 130 [cases on evasion of conscription — editor]. This shows that our citizens do not want to serve in russian army. The fact that russia carries out such a conscription and mobilization of our citizens is, of course, a war crime, and it must be punished for this”, — said Oleksii Tilnenko.

For comparison, in 2021, 112 criminal cases were opened in Crimea on evading military conscription.

On September 21, 2022, russia began mobilization, which was extended to the occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Despite the declaration of the occupation administration about its end, the mobilization on the peninsula continues to this day. In particular, conscription notices are issued to men who are older than the conscription age. 

In order to avoid mobilization into the army of the terrorist state, one should, if possible, change actual place of residence and phone numbers. On the resources of the so-called “state services”, it is necessary to change the way of receiving messages from electronic to paper letters and try to avoid receipt of conscription notice as much as possible.

In order to consult regarding issues of mobilization and departure from the territory of the occupied Crimea, you can contact the specialists of the “legal hotline” of CrimeaSOS at the numbers +380962240123 (for calls from Ukraine and the world) and +380952775355 (in Viber, Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp). They work from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, on Saturdays the numbers can be used to send messages in messengers.


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