Kazakhstan will not return conscripted Russians, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Kazakhstan, Marat Akhmetjanov, said, Report informs via Kursiv.

According to the minister, there is no legal basis for announcing a search for conscripts in Russia.

The minister said that an international search should be launched for them in order to hand them over from Kazakhstan to Russia: “It’s not about mobilization. I am not talking about mobilization. I’m talking about criminal acts.”

Akhmetjanov said that the military commissariat’s announcement of a search for conscripts is not considered a legal basis for their handover.