Over 1,700 residents of the Crimea were conscripted into the Russian military this year

As of June 23, more nearly two thousand Crimean residents have arrived at the units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for military service, Krym.Realii reported with the reference to the data of the Southern Military District of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

“The Military Registration and Enlistment Offices of the annexed Crimea have met more than 80% of the goal of springtime conscription into the Russian Army. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that more than 1,700 new recruits or about 65% of the total number of conscripts arrived to the Black Sea Fleet for service,” the publication said.

It was reported earlier that during the spring draft campaign of 2017 in the annexed Crimea the Russian government planned to send about two dozen residents of the peninsula for military service in Russia.

Earlier the UN Monitoring Mission on Human Rights in Ukraine accused Russia of violating international norms, calling residents of the annexed Crimea to serve in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

  Crimea, conscription, Armed Forces of Russian Federation