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newsqueak | Conscription Officers in Russia Keep Suffering a Grim Fate (18.10.22)
Roman Malyk, an enlistment officer in charge of mobilization in the Partisansky and Lazovsky districts of the Primorsky region in Russia's far east, was found dead on the evening of October 14, local officials said.
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kyivindependent | Ukraine struggles to ramp up mobilization as Russia's war enters 3rd year (23.01.24)

...Once the draft law was made public, debate on its points quickly erupted both in parliament and in society at large, with the Armed Forces' Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhny holding a special press conference on Dec. 26 to clarify aspects of the document....
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yahoo! kyivindependent | Man dies at military enlistment office in Dnipropetrovsk, 7 May

...A 49-year-old man reportedly died at a military enlistment center in Ternopil Oblast in late February after staying at the center for multiple days. He was reportedly found to be epileptic but had bruises all over his body. The Special Prosecutor's Office of Ternopil was investigating the conduct of the center's employees for potentially abusing power....
reuters | Ukraine lawmakers back bill allowing some convicts to enlist in army, 8 May
The move is only expected to generate around several thousand new soldiers from a possible pool of up to 20,000 convicts, David Arakhamia, a senior lawmaker said. The bill, which needs President Volodymyr Zelensk*'s signature to become law, would not allow people convicted of the most serious crimes to enlist, lawmaker Oleksiy Honcharenko said....
ChatGPT | Ukraine moves to send convicts to the front line—minus the rapists and killers
...The Anti-Corruption Action Center, a Kyiv-based watchdog, called the vote "a victory with a bitter taste," given that not all types of corrupt officials were excluded from the law's provisions....
strana | "It is better to sit alive than to lie dead." Will Ukrainian prisoners go to the front?
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Minister of Justice Malyuska said that there are many thousands of people who are ready to enlist in the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the colonies [?!]. However, a survey by Strana in the colonies showed that the situation is not so clear.
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"I am not eager to go to war, no matter what is offered. I have a year and a half left to sit. Leave to fight without the possibility of demobilization, for an indefinite period? It means buying a ticket to nowhere. What is the point of changing one term for another, even with a high probability of becoming a corpse? Moreover, most likely, former prisoners in the Armed Forces of Ukraine will not be protected, our fate is to become meat at the front. Therefore, no," [said] Kirill V., who is serving time for theft, told Strana.
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by Cat on Wed May 8th, 2024 at 10:36:24 PM EST
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