Two Ukrainian students in Spain called to fight

Antimilitarists in Spain have spoken out in solidarity with young Ukrainian's studying in the country, who have been recalled to fight by the Ukrainian government. Alternativa Antimilitarista.MOC Madrid has called on the Spanish government to protect six young Ukrainian on a study trip in Spain, after two young people recieved letters from the Ukrainian government in February, calling them up to military service. The students currently have to return to Ukraine every year to renew their permit. The organising group - Asociación de Asistencia a la Infancia de Aragón – has been organising such trips since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, and is looking for ways to extend the young people's stay in Spain for several years.

Sources

Europa Press, “Ucrania envía notificaciones de reclutamiento a dos jóvenes acogidos en la provincia de Huesca”, http://www.europapress.es/nacional/noticia-ucrania-envia-notificaciones-reclutamiento-dos-jovenes-acogidos-provincia-huesca-20150220125557.html 20 February 2015

El Pais, "Los niños de Chernóbil no quieren ir a la guerra", http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2015/02/19/actualidad/1424380284_282182.html, 19 Feburary 2015