More than 20 Russians, fleeing the mobilization and the war, sailed on private yachts to South Korea, reports Reuters. All on board were men in their 20s and 30s. According to the publication, most of them were denied entry, only two of them were allowed to enter. The purpose of entry of the rest of the authorities was considered "unclear" due to the lack of necessary documents.
Russians are generally allowed to enter South Korea without a visa, but must obtain prior permission to cross the border, which is applied through the electronic travel authorization system.
On October 6, two Russians were detained in Alaska, who sailed there by boat, fleeing from mobilization. Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said: “Two people were detained in the city of Gambell. As far as I understand, they are now in the city of Anchorage. This incident came as a surprise to us, we do not expect a constant flow of people.” Gambell is located about 60 km from the Russian mainland.
At the end of September, it was reported that in Estonia, border guards detained a Russian citizen who, fleeing from mobilization, illegally crossed the border of the two countries on a sapboard.