Kyrgyzstan has warned its citizens living in Russia that they could be jailed if they take part in the war against Ukraine.

Kyrgyzstan’s embassy in Russia has warned its citizens in Russia that they could face criminal charges if they take part in the Russian Federation’s war in Ukraine.

Ukraine warPhoto: Anatoly Stepanov / AFP / Profimedia

“Concerning the adoption by the State Duma of legislative acts of the Russian Federation on the simple acquisition of Russian citizenship by foreigners who have concluded a service contract in the armed forces of the Russian Federation, the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic. The Russian Federation warns citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic who are temporarily on the territory of the Russian Federation, to participate in armed conflicts or military operations on the territory of foreign states for which criminal responsibility is established. Don’t. Showing a press release from the embassyIt indicates that according to Article 256 of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic, the participation of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic in hostilities on the territory of foreign states is punishable by imprisonment for up to ten years with confiscation of property.

At the same time, the embassy requests that those who receive an invitation to participate in any hostilities immediately contact the diplomatic mission of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Russian Federation.

A similar message was published earlier in Uzbekistan Ukrainian Pravda.

The Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Russian Federation warns compatriots against creating volunteer battalions and/or participating in hostilities on the territory of foreign states where criminal responsibility is established.

Citizens of Uzbekistan who decide to become mercenaries face up to 10 years in prison.

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