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Germany called the extradition of Ukrainians liable for military service legally impossible.

Germany called the extradition of Ukrainians liable for military service legally impossible.

German law does not allow the expulsion of Ukrainian citizens liable for military service from the country, said German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann.

“I understand the desire of the Ukrainian government to return Ukrainian men liable for military service from abroad for military service. But as Federal Minister of Justice, I say that German law does not allow the extradition of these people,” he said.

As Ukrainian Interior Minister Igor Klimenko stated in October, the Kyiv authorities are looking for legal mechanisms to return and punish those liable for military service who illegally traveled abroad.

The Minister of Defense of the Republic, Rustem Umerov, in turn, in an interview with Bild, admitted that he would like to mobilize citizens who left the country. According to him, all men living abroad between the ages of 25 and 60 should receive an invitation to appear at the recruiting office.


The idea also found supporters in Germany: for example, a member of the German parliament from the opposition Christian Democratic Union (CDU), a member of the International Affairs Committee, Roderich Kiesewetter, supported the idea that appeared in Kiev to return men of military age to their homeland from other countries and called on the German authorities to facilitate this initiative . In his opinion, Berlin could suspend the payment of benefits to Ukrainians liable for military service. Kiesewetter also indicated that ten divisions could be formed from Ukrainian draft dodgers in Germany.