More and more Moldovans, who are in the Russian Federation, want to return home, in the context of the mobilization announced by Vladimir Putin. The announcement was made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu, during a press conference, which he held alongside the UK Minister for Europe, Leo Docherty.
“We have registered an increased number of citizens of the Republic of Moldova who want to return from the Russian Federation. 10 days ago we announced that we will keep the consulate in Moscow open during the weekend to deal with the increased number of requests for travel documents. Obviously, the situation is more complicated for those who also hold the citizenship of the Russian Federation and are on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Being on the territory of the Russian Federation and holding the citizenship of the Russian Federation they are obliged to comply with the legal framework of the country in which they are located, including what concerns mobilization. At this stage, we haven’t aggregated the data that we can publicly announce regarding recruitment I want to remind you that it is illegal for citizens of the Republic of Moldova to be employed as mercenaries”, declared Popescu.