Ukrainian Authorities Raid Dormitories to Catch Students Evading Draft

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Paul Martin

Seventy percent of young people in some regions of Ukraine are evading military service as they are afraid of being sent to the conflict zone in the southeastern regions of the country.

Only a quarter of Ukrainians of a call-up age are ready to do military service as many of them fear to be sent to the zone of the military operation in Donbass, according to the Russian newspaper “Vesti”.

“About 25% of recruits come by themselves, the others we have to follow,” Ukrainian official in the Kirovograd region said.

Lviv region is witnessing a similar situation, where 70 percent of potential recruits are not ready to serve in the army. In Kiev, the numbers seem to be much better, but there are also those who are trying to evade the service.

Representatives of enlistment offices burst into student dormitories to ‘catch’ those, evading the military service. Last week, for instance, they raided a dormitory of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute (KPI).

“[They] burst into the room, forced us to sign that we received call-up papers. In case of disagreement, [they] threatened to bring us to a recruitment office in handcuffs,” one of the KPI students said.

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