The European Union considers another conscription campaign in the temporarily occupied Crimea to be a violation of international law.
This was stated in the statement of the press secretary of the EU foreign policy service, Nabila Massrali, on November 1.
"Today, the Russian Federation launched another conscription campaign in the illegally annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, at the call of the residents of Crimea to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. This campaign is being conducted shortly after Russia announced a mobilization that included unjustified targeting on September 21," it said. in the application.
It is noted that the Crimean Tatars were deliberately and excessively persecuted for fulfilling Russia's order to mobilize.
"Today's step is another violation of international law by Russia. As a member of the United Nations, bearing the special responsibility of a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Russia is obliged to ensure the protection of human rights, in particular, in the illegally annexed Ukrainian territories", - said the press secretary.
The day before, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine condemned Russia's intention to launch an autumn call to the Russian army in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and called on its partners to strengthen sanctions.
The sixteenth conscription campaign will take place in the temporarily occupied Crimea, which will also cover the territories seized by Russia after the start of the full-scale invasion on February 24.