State Border Guard Service detains Ukrainian men who wanted to flee to Romania
To do so, they "armed themselves" with wetsuits and car tire inner tubes, a statement from the border guards said.
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"Some of them were going to conquer the mountains, while others were going to swim," the statement reads.
“Wetsuits and car tire inner tubes were supposed to help them overcome the cold flow of the Tisza River.”
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According to the border agency, the cases of the detained men have been referred to the courts.
General mobilization has been underway in Ukraine since Feb. 24, 2022 when Russia invaded, and draft slips can be issued to persons liable for military service in any public place.
Roman Horbach, a representative of the leadership of the Ground Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said that there are several types of penalties for evading military service, from administrative fines to imprisonment.
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