“It is established that from April 1, 2015 until July 2018, the occupation authority…prosecuted 35 people for refusal to serve. At the moment, there are 59 people,” the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reported.
Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014. Crimea is announced to be temporary occupied territory.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially announced February 20, 2014, to be the year of the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. On October 2015, then President Petro Poroshenko signed the proper law.
The international organization recognized the occupation and annexation of Crimea as illegal and condemned the actions of Russia. West imposed the number of sanctions against Russia.
Russia denies the occupation of the peninsula and calls it “the restoration of the historical justice”.