Draft call of Crimeans to Russian Army violates Ukrainian laws

Source : 112 Ukraine

It also falls within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court
13:26, 11 January 2018

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The Prosecutor's Office of Autonomous Republic of Crimea holds the procedural management at the criminal proceeding on the forcible performance of active duty, sending the notices from the draft offices to the citizens and due to the opening of the criminal cases or other bringing to the responsibility for the refusal to perform active duty at the Armed Forces of Russia as the press service of the prosecutor's office reported.

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'These actions of the occupation authorities do not just fall within the signs of the crime provided by the Criminal Code of Ukraine but also they are the military crimes that fall within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court', the message said.

According to the Article 8 of the Rome Statute and Article 51 of the Convention on Protection of Civilians in Time of War, the state-occupant cannot force the persons under the protection to serve in its armed or auxiliary forces. Any pressure or propaganda in the favor of the voluntary enrolment to the army is forbidden.

Related: Ukraine to submit new resolutions on Crimea to UN General Assembly, - Yelchenko

The resolution of the UN General Assembly A/RES/71/205 'Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine) from December 16, 2016, recognizes the peninsula as temporarily occupied by Russia and demands to cancel the draft call of the citizens who live at the territory of Crimea.

The Prosecutor's Office also asks to inform it in the case of the violation.

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As we reported, as of the end of 2017, around 5.000 inhabitants of the occupied Crimea were drafted into the Russian Army. Moreover, the criminal cases are being opened on the peninsula for evading the conscription.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine demanded from Russia to cancel the draft call in Crimea for many times.



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