Can Ukraine bring back conscripted Ukrainians in Germany?
Since the beginning of the war in February 2022, the Ukrainian border control has prevented 20,000 men of conscription age from fleeing the country. The number of those who managed to escape is over 160,000 in Germany alone, and 650,000 across the EU. This would be three and a half times the size of the German armed forces. According to military experts, this number could be decisive in the war. It is not surprising that Kyiv is now considering requesting the extradition of conscripts. And then? A conversation about new wars that raise old questions.
der Freitag: Frau Krieger, kann die Ukraine wehrpflichtige Männer aus dem Ausland zurückfordern?
Heike Krieger: Die erste Frage ist: Warum haben sie bei uns einen legalen Aufenthaltstitel? Alle ukrainischen Flüchtli