Milos Zeman compared them to Ukrainian refugees.
Czech President Milos Zeman believes that the Russians, who are trying to hide from the mobilization, do not pose a security threat. He compared such men to Ukrainian refugees. According to the president, the Czech Republic should issue visas to such citizens of the Russian Federation.
Zeman made the relevant statements in a comment to the portal CNN Prima News.
“I think that we should give visas to these people as Ukrainian refugees. A person fleeing Russia does not pose a security threat,” the Czech president said.
Zeman also shared his opinion on a potential military coup in Russia. According to him, Russian officers will not be able to become the initiators of political changes.
“The military has shown such great incompetence that they will not initiate any changes, business opportunities are limited by sanctions, not to mention the seizure of yachts. If there are political changes, I will consider this as pressure from economic circles,” Zeman added.
The attitude of European countries towards Russians fleeing mobilization
In Europe, there is no consensus regarding the issuance of visas to Russians who are trying to hide from “partial” mobilization.
Ireland has promised to consider accepting such men. “We need to evaluate all this. First of all, we accept Ukrainian families who are fleeing the war. For us, this was a priority, as well as those who apply for asylum in the normal way, whose number has increased this year. This puts considerable pressure on country,” Irish Prime Minister Michol Martin said.
Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albare spoke in favor of granting visas to Russian citizens who are trying to avoid being drafted into the army. According to him, “this is not a war against the Russians.”
But in Latvia, on the day the mobilization was announced, they announced that they would not issue visas to draft dodgers for security reasons.