Draft Evasion 

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Every recruit could be a conscientious objector - Every soldier could be a deserter

Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

(21.09.2022) For more than half a year war is waged in Ukraine. With this campaign we would like to draw attention to all those who have decided, sometimes at great risk to themselves, not to participate in this war - on whatever side.

More than a European network

For deserters and conscientious objectors from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

(20.09.2022) Since the beginning of the war we have looked for possibilities to build a European network to support conscientious objectors and deserters from the countries involved in the war.

Conscientious Objection and Desertion

Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

(20.09.2022) Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine have different regulations on conscription, the right to conscientious objection to military service, draft evasion and desertion. In Russia and Belarus, the law on conscientious objection does not comply with international standards. Ukraine suspended the right to conscientious objection when the war began.

Ukraine - Objection Phenomenon

(20.09.2022) An estimated 140,000 Ukrainian men of military service age have left the country. By end of July, Ukrainian authorities had opened 5,000 criminal cases against military draft evaders and deserters. In addition, there are 8,000 cases of illegal border crossing.