• 17/06/2024 19:44

There will be no forced return of Ukrainian men from abroad – Stefanyshina

Ukraine will not forcibly return men of military age from abroad. This was announced in Brussels in an interview with Deutsche Welle by Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olga Stefanishyna, commenting on the issue of cessation of the provision of consular services abroad.

Ukraine will not forcibly return men of military age from abroad.

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< p>She assured that providing her data to territorial recruitment and social support centers does not mean automatic mobilization to the front.

“Ukraine has adopted a law on mobilization and we must understand to what extent we can replace guys at the front. We are talking about the potential for mobilization – accounting and information. And this is the primary goal of our decision,” Stefanishyna said.

She said that in May the European Commissioner for Home Affairs and Migration, Ylva Johansson, will visit Ukraine to discuss with the Ukrainian authorities the issue of the further legal status of Ukrainians abroad, since the current The temporary protection mechanism in the EU will be in effect until March 2025.

“Therefore, there will be no restrictions or forced return of Ukrainian citizens of any gender or age to a warring country. But there are no pleasant solutions to war issues and let’s not forget that the war continues and we must win it,” Stefanishina emphasized.


The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry decided to suspend provision of consular services for Ukrainian men aged 18 to 60 years who are abroad (with the exception of applications for issuing identity cards to return to Ukraine).


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