In the occupied Crimea, Russia is conducting covert mobilization, and also, as part of an illegal conscription campaign, recruits students for military service, planning to send them to the war with Ukraine.
It was reported on briefing Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Tamila Tasheva, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“On the territory of the occupied Crimea, Russia is conducting covert mobilization and sending its own citizens to war against Ukraine. By doing this, the Russian Federation violates all existing norms of international humanitarian law, in particular, the provision of the IV Geneva Convention on the protection of civilians in time of war,” Tasheva said.
She said that on June 30, the so-called head of the occupying “authority” of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, signed a “decree” on the creation of a mobilization commission, approved its composition and ordered the creation of commissions at the levels of “municipalities.” Their task is to prepare military reserves, which Russia plans to use in the war against Ukraine.
According to the data, the preparation of military reserves, as the Russian Federation plans to stop the war against Ukraine.
Tasheva said that the mission has information about all members of the illegal commissions, and it will be submitted for the formation of sanctions lists, and after the war, all those responsible will be punished.
“The main mechanism for attracting residents of the occupied Crimea to the war is military recruiting at the occupation universities, where, throughout the years of study, active military propaganda is conducted for young people in order to further attract them to sign contracts with the Russian army,” said the permanent representative of the President in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea .
She stressed that as part of another illegal conscription campaign, the Russian Federation recruits even students who have a deferment from conscription for military service. The representative office has information that in Sevastopol and Dzhankoy, students of the last year of vocational schools were given summonses, allegedly to clarify their credentials. In the occupational military registration and enlistment offices they were sent for medical examinations, after which they were handed summons for conscription into the Russian army. To ensure this mechanism, vocational schools even carried out accelerated graduation.
The invaders also oblige Crimeans of draft age to undergo repeated medical examinations in order to review their personal files for suitability for military service. The representative office predicts that most of these “medical examinations” will end with the sending of Crimeans to the war against Ukraine.
Tasheva noted that in order to replenish reserves as a result of colossal losses and carry out covert mobilization, Russia hides real losses, conducts secret burials in the territory of the occupied Crimea, and prohibits the dissemination of truthful information. The mission is already aware of 125 burials of Russian soldiers in the territory of the occupied Crimea, of which 62 are probably Ukrainian citizens.
As reported, the Armed Forces of Ukraine from February 24 to July 29 destroyed 40,500 Russian invaders.