"Millions of Russian citizens would love to exchange their passports for Uzbekistan passports" - Zafar Hoshimov
Zafar Hoshimov, the founder of Korzinka.uz, expressed his reaction to the initiative of Kirill Kabanov, a member of the Human Rights Council, after the announcement of mobilization by Russia.
"In Russia, an official named Tong'izov (Eng: Boar) announced that people from Central Asian countries who received Russian passports would be mobilized for the war. They might be expelled from Russia with all their family members if they resist.
What's more, this measure comes in response to the governments of the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan warning their citizens not to participate in the war and reminding them that war recruitment is considered a crime under the laws of those countries.
I may conclude that:
— Such Russian officials show disregard for our independence, laws and the right of our country to protect its citizens;
- Their attempts to mobilize first the members of the foreign nations living inside Russia;
- Although they live and work there for ten years, make a home there, and get citizenship with their family and children, our compatriots still remain second-class citizens, that is, citizens with no rights;
- It means that their human rights are absolutely worthless.
But there is another side to this issue - Russians themselves are trying to escape from their homeland.
With a Russian passport, many countries absolutely do not allow them to enter their territory, do not issue visas, do not hire them, and do not open bank accounts and plastic cards.
As if all this were not enough, there is always a risk of being dragged into another war.
"I am sure that millions of Russian citizens would love to exchange their passports for Uzbekistan passports," Hoshimov wrote on his Facebook page.