Two Russians flee Ukraine draft by crossing Bering Sea by boat to Alaska

7/10/2022 12:46:00 PM

Two Russians flee Ukraine draft by crossing Bering Sea by boat to Alaska

Two Russians flee Ukraine draft by crossing Bering Sea by boat to Alaska

Individuals landed at beach on remote island to avoid compulsory military service, according to Lisa Murkowski

“These two individuals that came over fromRussiain a boat and were detained in Gambell … my understanding is they are in Anchorage now being dealt with by federal authorities,” Alaska’s governor, Mik Dunleavy, said. “We don’t anticipate a continual stream of individuals or a flotilla of individuals. We have no indication that’s going to happen, so this may be a one-off.”

Dan Sullivan, a Republican senator fromAlaskasaid that US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) had yet to decide whether the two Russians would be allowed to stay in the US.Sullivan said he encouraged the CBP “to have a plan ready with the Coast Guard in the event that more Russians flee to Bering Strait communities in Alaska”.

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