Press review: Macron’s 'independent policy' display and MC-21’s maiden flight to successPress Review May 29, 13:00
Tefft confirms Huntsman may soon replace him as US ambassador to RussiaWorld May 29, 12:17
Le Pen says Putin’s visit to France will bolster relations between countriesWorld May 29, 12:13
Russia to respond to diplomats’ expulsion from Estonia on tit-for-tat basisRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 29, 11:49
French minister comments on Macron-Putin talksWorld May 29, 11:15
Russia condemns North Korea’s new missile testRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 29, 10:17
Trump’s administration seeks to restart Ukraine peace process — mediaWorld May 29, 9:38
WannaCry ransomware may be authored by hackers from Southern China — mediaWorld May 29, 8:58
Russia’s Eastern Military District receives new shipment of Terminator helicoptersMilitary & Defense May 29, 8:18
MOSCOW, February 3. /TASS/. The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk Republic, Igor Plotnitsky, has promised that all potential migrants from Ukraine who may decide to resettle there will be exempt from conscription.
He told a news briefing on Tuesday that the Luhansk Republic was ready to accommodate those Ukrainian civilians who may wish to move of their own accord.
"We are not fighting this war against the people. There (in Ukraine) we have very many relatives and friends. Those who may decide to come here are welcome," the LuhanskInformCenter quotes Plotnitsky as saying.
"I will tell you more. We will not draft them into the army. Live a normal life, restore the economy, help us the way you can. We have enough of those prepared to fight," Plotnitsky said.
About the reports saying the authorities in Kiev had imposed restrictions on the movement of draft-age men about the country’s territory Plotnitsky said that the position of Ukrainian men looked worse than that of serfs.
"It’s worse than serfdom. The serf knew that he was a serf and had the right to bailout. In this case there are no bailout rights. Human beings are no longer treated as humans. They have been left no right to chose — either to go and fight and risk one’s life, or go to jail or elsewhere," Plotnitsky said.