Conscription to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation

Contrary to the norms of international humanitarian law, in particular IV Geneva Convention of 1949, the occupying authorities since 2015 the occupation authorities conducts military conscription. Since that time 13 campaigns were conducted and more than 30,000 Ukrainian citizens, residents of Crimea, were conscripted. 

Moreover, evasion of conscription is criminalized in Russia. To the end of May 2021, human rights activists recorded more than 200 criminal cases for evasion of service in the RF Armed Forces, transferred to the «courts» of Crimea.