I understand them well enough to know that your mechanised and heavily armed 'vacationers' will have pushed public opinion against you there forever. There will be no turning back after this so your only hope is to send more of your 'holidaymakers' to 'correct' them in their view
Yury Biryukov, the Poroshenko's assistant has written in his FB:Russia may help Ukrainians of conscription age avoid army service
ST. PETERSBURG, January 26 /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Moscow might extend the period of sojourn in Russian territory for Ukrainians of conscription age who can be drafted into the Ukrainian army.
“Many people, by the way, do not want to be mobilized. They are trying to move into Russia and lie low for some time. And they are absolutely right because they are simply being sent under bullets like cannon fodder,” Putin said.
“Under a new law, Ukrainian citizens cannot stay in Russia for more than 30 days. After that they have to return to Ukraine where they are being caught and sent under the bullets again. That is why I think that we are going to change something in that law”.
TASS: Russia - Russia may extend sojourn for Ukrainians of conscription age
Later mr.Biryukov deleted his post, but information was spreaded by media.In Ivano-Frankovsk oblast 57% of persons liable for call-up who recieved notifications have not come for medical examinations.
In Ivano-Frankovsk oblast 37% of persons liable for call-up who recieved notifications left territory of Ukraine.
Mayors of 14 villages in Ivano-Frankovsk oblasts refused to take notifications about mobilization.
Mayors of villages in Ternopol oblast sabotage the work of military registration offices. When the army representatives approach villages - the mayors inform the locals to help them to hide.
The mayor of Konyukhy village reported the locals rented two buses and left towards Russian Federation.
In the town of Kolchino of Trans-Karpathia oblast only 3 men of 103 recieved notifications. The others are absent.
For the last 30 days 17% of all persons liable for call-up passed the border of Chernovtsy oblast. Reportedly the hotels and hostels of neighbouring Romania are full of fugitive conscripts.
In Volyn oblast 19% of those ones who recieved call-up refused from military service due to religious reasons - even though in previous years this index was not more than 0.7%.