Russia attempts to conscript Uzbek citizens in Oryol
Mobilization in the Russian Federation (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)
Uzbekistan citizens, who work in Russia’s Oryol, were handed mobilization notices, ordering to report to military conscription centers, Reuters reported on Oct. 27.
According to the report, the most recent wave of mobilization notices included 50 employees of EcoCity waste processing facility.
Half of them turned out to be Uzbek citizens, and have since pleaded with President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, to intervene on their behalf.
Uzbek embassy in Russia said 26 citizens were issued mobilization notices “by mistake.” Earlier, Tashkent urged its citizens to refrain from enlisting in armies of foreign powers, as Uzbek law considers that a criminal offense.
On Sept. 21, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin announced a “partial mobilization” in the country. According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Moscow intends to send 300,000 reservists to the frontlines in Ukraine.
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