The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan issued a statement on the increase in the number of Russian citizens coming to the territory of Uzbekistan.
note etilisicrecently there has been an increase in requests from citizens to clarify some issues regarding the situation around Ukraine.
According to the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the implementation of its foreign policy, Uzbekistan is always committed to the national interests, the main principles, including openness, equality, respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, and non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.
It is said that Uzbekistan is in favor of developing the conditions for solving the current situation by political and diplomatic means as soon as possible based on the norms of international law.
“Regarding the increase in the number of Russian citizens coming to the territory of Uzbekistan, we note that the issue of their stay in our country, as well as their possible extradition, is regulated on the basis of the legislation of Uzbekistan, bilateral and multilateral legal documents,” the statement said.
At the same time, it was said that citizens of foreign countries who have not committed a crime will not be sent to forced deportation.
Before that, Kazakhstan did not hand over those who fled from mobilization to Russia was announced.
This was reported by the Orda publication based on the statement of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, Marat Akhmetzhanov. According to him, Kazakhstan can extradite Russians, but this will only apply to those accused of committing a crime and wanted internationally.
“If they are searched by the military commissars, this cannot be a legal basis for handing them over,” said Akhmetzhanov.
In turn, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced that Russian citizens are coming to the country en masse due to the “partial mobilization” announced in Russia against the backdrop of the war against Ukraine.