Currently, getting political asylum in Germany is not easy for people fleeing military mobilization in Russia. A Berlin-based NGO is calling on the government to ease conditions for those who do not want to serve in the Russian Army.
Hundreds of thousands of Russians have fled their country in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s announcement of the partial military mobilization. But what awaits them if they come to Germany, or somewhere else in the EU?
Russia's military has called up over 300,000 reservists for duty in its war against Ukraine. But countries bordering Russia report almost 200,000 Russian nationals have crossed since the mobilization was declared. Others are staying and protesting.