President Putin’s military call-up to fight in Ukraine | More than 20 Russians flee, sail to South Korea; most refused entry

South Korean media reported that at the very least 21 Russians had arrived aboard yachts at ports within the south of the nation, however solely two had been granted entry, whereas others have been refused as authorities deemed their goal “ambiguous”.

South Korean media reported that at the very least 21 Russians had arrived aboard yachts at ports within the south of the nation, however solely two had been granted entry, whereas others have been refused as authorities deemed their goal “ambiguous”.

Determined to keep away from army call-up to battle in Ukraine, greater than 20 Russians have sailed in yachts from North Pacific ports to South Korea, however most have been refused entry, based on a media report.

There was an exodus of conscription-age males from Russia since President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilisation on September 21, however most fled by highway, rail and air to Europe, and neighbouring former Soviet Union international locations, equivalent to Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

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On October 11, South Korean broadcaster KBS reported that at the very least 21 Russians had arrived aboard yachts at ports within the south of the nation, however solely two had been granted entry, whereas others have been refused as authorities deemed their goal “ambiguous”.

A yacht with 5 Russian males aboard departed on Tuesday from the South Korean island of Ulleung, having arrived there on September 30 after crusing from the jap Russian metropolis of Vladivostok, a coast guard official advised Reuters on Wednesday.

The official stated the yacht was “taking cowl from dangerous climate” and the folks aboard had obtained meals and different assist, however he declined to specify why they weren’t granted entry, referring immigration-related queries to the Justice Ministry.

KBS reported that three yachts had docked within the southeastern port metropolis of Pohang over the previous a number of days, largely carrying Russian males of their 20-30s.

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One of many yachts had 9 Russian males and one lady aboard, whereas a smaller vessel had 4 males aboard, it stated. An official at Pohang’s coast guard declined to remark when contacted by Reuters.

A Justice Ministry official stated he didn’t have particulars concerning the yacht instances, however Russians are typically allowed to enter the nation with out a visa so long as they receive prior approval through South Korea’s digital journey authorisation system.

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