Chechens in Bosnia seek to dodge Russian draft, reach EU


              Croatian police officers secure a perimeter around the border crossing Maljevac, between Bosnia and Croatia, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. Some 50 ethnic Chechens from Russia have reached Bosnia over the past week in search for a jumping-off point for the European Union. Bosnia's security ministry said Chechens' self-reported goal was to reach the EU because "they are fleeing military draft" in Russia and being sent to fight in its war in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Edvin Zulic)
            
              People wait in line on the border crossing Maljevac, between Bosnia and Croatia, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. Some 50 ethnic Chechens from Russia have reached Bosnia over the past week in search for a jumping-off point for the European Union. Bosnia's security ministry said Chechens' self-reported goal was to reach the EU because "they are fleeing military draft" in Russia and being sent to fight in its war in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Edvin Zulic)
            
              Croatian police officers secure a perimeter around the border crossing Maljevac, between Bosnia and Croatia, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. Some 50 ethnic Chechens from Russia have reached Bosnia over the past week in search for a jumping-off point for the European Union. Bosnia's security ministry said Chechens' self-reported goal was to reach the EU because "they are fleeing military draft" in Russia and being sent to fight in its war in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Edvin Zulic)
Chechens in Bosnia seek to dodge Russian draft, reach EU