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Germany is ready, under certain circumstances, to provide asylum to deserters from the Russian army and “opponents of the Putin regime,” Interior Minister Nancy Feather said.
“As a rule, deserters who are threatened with severe reprisals receive international protection in Germany. Anyone who courageously opposes the Putin regime and therefore puts himself in great danger can apply for asylum in Germany due to political persecution,” she said.
The German human rights organization Pro Asyl issued a similar statement, calling on all EU countries to give asylum to Russians who are trying to escape forced mobilization.
“According to EU law, those who avoid a war that violates international law are entitled to asylum and protection. In this sense, Germany and Europe must organize the non-bureaucratic admission of people who vote with their feet against Russia’s aggressive war.” quotes organization statement “Radio Liberty”.
As noted, the Pro Asyl statement was supported by members of the Free Democratic Party of Germany and the Green Party.
At the same time, the Czech Foreign Ministry announcedthat the country does not intend to issue humanitarian visas to Russian citizens leaving from mobilization.
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