Mobilization in Russia: Putin’s allies in the CSTO warned their citizens against participating in the war against Ukraine

Recall that today, September 21, Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization in Russia.

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan did not support the idea of ​​the Russian Federation on mobilization / photo president.gov.by
Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan did not support the idea of ​​the Russian Federation on mobilization / photo president.gov.by

After the announcement of mobilization in Russia, Vladimir Putin began to actively lose allies. In particular, three countries that are or were members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) opposed the participation of their citizens in the war in Ukraine.

On September 21, the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Russia  reported that citizens of the country would face criminal liability for participating in hostilities on the territory of foreign states.

Citizens of Kyrgyzstan who live in Russia and who will be called to participate in hostilities are advised to immediately contact the diplomatic mission of their country.

Those who go to war run the risk of imprisonment for a period of 5 to 10 years, and confiscation of property is also possible. The authorities of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan took a similar position the day before.

The Embassy of Uzbekistan in the Russian Federation  stated that it “warns compatriots against creating volunteer battalions and / or participating in hostilities on the territory of foreign states, for which criminal liability has been established – up to 10 years in prison.

In Kazakhstan, a prison term of 5 to 9 years is promised for the same violation.

It should be noted that Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are members of the CSTO, and Uzbekistan withdrew from there in 2012.

(C)UNIAN 2022

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