Ukrainian soldier sneaks into Russia, asks for refugee status


December 24, 2017 – FRN – 

SVPressa – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

A soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has asked Russia for refugee status, upon crossing the border unbeknownst to his unit.

This is reported by the press service of the Border Guard Directorate of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation for the Bryansk region.

It is noted that the Ukrainian soldier voiced his request to the employees of the Russian border service, telling them that he served under the contract in the Supreme Armed Forces and left on his own initiative. The serviceman attributed this to “non-statutory relations with the Ukrainian military unit.”

Russian structures are currently working on the request. 

Earlier, the Free Press reported that in Ukraine all men are now required to provide a military ticket or a registration certificate before marriage (showing they have either completed military duty or are registered to.) If there are no documents, then the young people cannot get married. 

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