Natives of the countries of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan who have received Russian citizenship are refused to be released from Russia, Radio Azattyk reports. Their interlocutor, a native of Kyrgyzstan, Bekbolot, who received Russian citizenship a few years ago, said that he could not celebrate the New Year in his homeland. At the end of December, Russian border guards did not let him go to Kazakhstan by car, explaining this by the fact that Bekbolot was included in the mobilisation list and until February 12 did not have the right to travel abroad. Bekbolot said his Kyrgyz acquaintances, naturalised Russian citizens, received military conscriptions in the fall, and several Kyrgyz men who were “almost 60 years old” were sent to Ukraine despite their age. His relative told about a similar case with a native of Tajikistan.
Earlier, the chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin, said that participation in hostilities for naturalised foreigners is their constitutional obligation and that it is necessary to consider the issue of prioritising their departure to the front.