The Real Reason Thousands Are Fleeing Conscription in Ukraine

January 23, 2024

As people’s hope of a quick victory has faded and horror stories fill living rooms, some Ukrainian men are hiding to avoid mobilization. In a city in Western Ukraine, The Daily Beast met a 31-year-old man who is trying to avoid being drafted into the army. On social media, there are often videos of what appear to be Ukrainian military men handing out draft notices on the streets and checking young men at checkpoints. Trust ErodedThe Daily Beast also spoke to a 28-year-old man who only wants to be identified by his first name, Andriy. The post The Real Reason Thousands Are Fleeing Conscription in Ukraine appeared first on The Daily Beast.