Poland starts extraditing men of draft age to Ukraine

04.09.2023, Warsaw.

Poland started extraditing men of draft age to Ukraine, the Rzeczpospolita newspaper wrote on September 4.

“Polish authorities have started extraditing men who have left their homeland to Ukraine,” the article read. According to the newspaper, Ukrainian citizens who organized the transfer of illegal migrants from Belarus to the EU have already been deported to Ukraine.

After the beginning of Russia’s special military operation, the Ukrainian authorities introduced a ban on the departure from the country of men aged 18 – 60. Nevertheless, the General Commandant’s Office of the Polish Border Guard Service said that since the start of the Russian special operation from Ukraine, 80,000 men of conscription age had entered Poland and had not left.

The Kiev authorities suspect that thousands of Ukrainian men could have received fictitious certificates of ineligibility for service and traveled abroad by bribing. The size of the bribe is said to range from $3,000 to $15,000.

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky demanded that all certificates of unfitness for military service issued after the beginning of Russia’s special military operation to be checked.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency