The martial law imposed following Russia’s incursion in February would prevent men who are old enough to be called up and are studying abroad from leaving the country, according to the Ukrainian government.
Andri Demchenko, a spokesman for the border service, defended the action by pointing to the discovery of widespread document fraud intended to validate purportedly nonexistent education overseas. According to him, 600 fraud cases were found in just July and August alone. He made this statement in an interview that the UNIAN agency recorded.
Men between the ages of 18 and 60 are generally prohibited by martial law from leaving Ukraine, while there are certain exceptions allowed for big families, education, or the care of dependents. The rule is in effect until at least November 21 and has been repeatedly extended.