EU condemns new conscription campaign launched by Russia in Crimea
November 2, 2022

EU condemns new conscription campaign launched by Russia in Crimea


The European Union has condemned another conscription campaign launched by Russia on 1 November in the illegally annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to conscript Crimean residents into the armed forces.

This campaign comes shortly after Russia’s mobilisation announced on 21 September, which also targeted Crimean residents.

“Crimean Tatars are being deliberately and disproportionately targeted in the implementation of Russia’s mobilisation order and reportedly forcibly involved in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, their traditional homeland,” says a press release by the European Union External Action Service. “Today’s step constitutes yet another violation of international law by Russia.” 

The EEAS reminded that the EU does not and will not recognise the Russian illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. It also firmly rejects and unequivocally condemns the illegal annexation by Russia of Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. “All these territories are and remain Ukraine,” says the EU press release.

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