A Kharkov Resident Fled to the LPR to Avoid Being Re-Drafted into the UAF

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard



After repeated mobilisation in the ranks of the UAF, the soldier-contractor contused in the “ATO” made the decision to flee to the territory of the LPR.

This was stated in the video program published by the press service of the People’s Militia of the LPR.


“At the entrance to the subway I was stopped and taken away to a military registration and enlistment office, and in already less than two weeks I was sent to pass conscription service in Borovaya,” said the Kharkov citizen Ilya, describing the details of the beginning of his service in the UAF in 2014.

Serving on a contract, he was in the “ATO” zone for two months, where he was contused and then recognised as out-of-action and demobilised. However, after a while the Kharkov citizen received a summons from the military registration and enlistment office.

“I went there, trying to explain that I had been transferred to reserve, but they didn’t bat an eyelid, they grab everyone. That’s all,” stated Ilya.

The Kharkov citizen made the decision to not fight against the bureaucratic machine, but simply tried to not come into the view of military registration and enlistment offices, and he managed to do this for some time.

“From May 1st of this year the situation repeated (like in 2014) People are being grabbed everywhere. It is impossible to go into the subway or to go outside. They are grabbed even in nightclub toilets and at stops of public transport, during weddings and final examinations. Looking at what was happening, I decided to go to Lugansk to relatives,” he said.

According to the Kharkov citizen, many of his friends also don’t want to be at war.

“I don’t want to come back to the ‘ATO’. Many of my friends also flee mobilisation. Some went to Russia, others went abroad, whoever and wherever. In the LPR it is somehow safer, I feel better here than in the Kharkov region. I decided to stay here on a permanent basis and to apply to an institute for work,” concluded Ilya, sharing his plans.

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