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9/25, 8:18 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Zelensky adviser calls mobilization in Crimea 'ethnic genocide'

Ukrainian peace negotiator and adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky, Mykhailo Podolyak, denounced the Russian mobilization of Crimean residents.

He said the move is "nothing more than Moscow's attempt to cleanse the territory of a disloyal population," warning Russia that forced conscription of eligible fighters on occupied land constitutes a war crime. "Mass mobilization of Crimean Tatars in Crimea is a real ethnic genocide and a huge tragedy for the entire population," Podolyak stated.

The move comes after the Ukrainian ministry of defense on Saturday said Russian authorities have started handing out draft notices in Moscow-occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / NL