occupiers send mobilized residents of the occupied Crimea to participate in
hostilities without special training. Oleksiy Tilnenko, chairman of the
board of CrimeaSOS, stated this, the organization's press service reports.
"As CrimeaSOS has learned, mobilized residents of occupied Crimea are sent to participate in hostilities in the Kherson area without undergoing military training," Tilnenko said.
It is just on the first day in
Crimea that at least 5,000 people received summonses, most of them Crimean
Tatars. Mass forced mobilization of Crimean Tatars may lead to hidden genocide.
"The men are being taken out of Sevastopol, where they spent only two days after receiving the summons. During this time, according to our data, the occupiers did not even conduct briefings," Tilnenko emphasized.
CrimeaSOS reminded that the
conscription of residents of the occupied territories into the ranks of the
occupying army is prohibited by Art. 51 IV of the Geneva Convention and is a
war crime. Forcing citizens of Ukraine to participate in hostilities against
their own state is a separate war crime.