The charitable foundation transported Ukrainians liable for military service abroad under the guise of volunteers, the scheme operated in the Kyiv region. This was announced on February 13 by the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine.
“Under the procedural leadership of the prosecutors of the Brovary district prosecutor’s office, a suspicion was reported to the head of the charitable foundation on the fact of illegal transfer of persons across the state border of Ukraine,” the department’s Telegram channel says.
Men aged 18 to 60 left Ukraine, while for the period of martial law they are prohibited from leaving.
According to prosecutors, a resident of the Kyiv region developed a scheme for transporting men liable for military service across the state border, the cost of the service was $ 7.5,000. The man issued documents for a charitable foundation and rented a room. He promised to organize departure for draft dodgers as volunteers, using fake certificates.
The suspect has been arrested and an investigation is underway.
Earlier on Monday, the captain of the 103rd brigade of the Ukrainian territorial defense Alexander Ganushchin said that the pace of mobilization in Ukraine has increased due to losses at the front. According to him, Ukrainian units need trained and motivated fighters who know how to work with Western equipment.
Before that, on February 11, it was reported that in the part of the Kherson region controlled by the Kyiv regime, in the village of Tokarevka, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) mobilized a 55-year-old disabled person with a mental disorder.
Martial law and general mobilization in Ukraine on February 7 were extended for another 90 days.
On February 1, the head of the personnel department of the headquarters of the command of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Roman Gorbach, said that citizens of Ukraine liable for military service who are limitedly fit for service can be drafted into the country’s armed forces as part of mobilization.
At the end of January, courts in Ukraine began issuing sentences for evading mobilization. Dodgers face a penalty of up to five years in prison.
Since February 24, 2022, Russia has been conducting a special operation to protect Donbass, whose residents refused to recognize the results of the 2014 coup d’état in Ukraine. The decision to start it was made against the backdrop of an aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by Ukrainian troops.