Kyiv, April 10: Ukraine's border guard agency says that about 2,200 Ukrainian men of fighting age have been detained so far while trying to leave the country in violation of martial law. The agency said Sunday that some of them have used forged documents and others tried to bribe border guards to get out of the country.
It said some have been found dead while trying to cross the Carpathian mountains in adverse weather, without specifying the number. Under martial law, Ukrainian men between 18 and 60 are barred from leaving the country so that they can be called up to fight.
Warsaw: Sirens have sounded in some Polish cities to mark the anniversary of a 2010 plane crash that killed the country's president, despite protests that their sound would be unnecessarily traumatic for refugees from the war in Ukraine. Russia Appoints New Ukraine War Commander Alexander Dvornikov: US Official.
The sirens early Sunday were intended to add to the significance and the plaintive character of observances honouring the late President Lech Kaczynski, the first lady and 94 other prominent Poles killed 12 years ago in the crash of the presidential plane in Russia. Kaczynski was the twin of Jaroslaw Kaczynski - the leader of the main governing Law and Justice party.
Provincial governors ignored calls not to use the sirens out of concern for refugees from neighbouring Ukraine, traumatised by air raid alarms. Authorities sent text messages to refugees' phones that the sirens would mean no danger.
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