Austria rules out extraditing draft-eligible Ukrainian citizens

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The Austrian government will not extradite draft-age Ukrainian men who entered the country following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Austria’s Internal Ministry said on Sept. 7.

"We would never do that," Austrian news outlet Exxpress quotes a spokesman for the ministry.

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"That would be a massive encroachment on our statehood, we would never do that. That would be an attempted intervention in our asylum system and in our statehood, Austria could not entertain that."

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The report also notes there are currently about 14,000 military-age Ukrainian men living in Austria, out of a total of 101,629 Ukrainian war refugees in the country.

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