White House: Russians refusing to surrender should seek asylum here


Published 28 September 2022 at 07.17

Foreign. Unlike Europe, the United States welcomes Russian citizens fleeing military deployment in Ukraine to seek asylum in the country, reports Fox News.

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– Regardless of nationality, they can apply for asylum in the United States and have their case tried on a case-by-case basis, says White House press officer Karine Jean-Pierre on Thursday.

– We welcome all asylum seekers, and they should seek asylum.

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a general mobilization of the Russian military last week, with 300,000 men being called up. Concerns have since grown in Russia that a general mobilization of all men of military age will be the next announcement.