A citizen of Belarus, who fought in a combat zone on the side of Ukraine and could not get the promised Ukrainian passport, was granted refugee status in Poland. Interview with Belarusian nickname Rustam Doc published on the website of radio RMF FM, reports “European true”.
Rustam Doc, which is in Belarus, studied at University of computer science, went to defend Ukraine in the Donbas in 2014.
“Ukrainian passport is the first thing that we, the aliens, promised in the battalion. We were told that we will receive a Ukrainian passport, because without them you will not be able to officially fight. We said, well, so be it, but received nothing, we were deceived,” he said.
According to Belarusian, when ended the term of his legal stay in Ukraine, he tried unsuccessfully to obtain a passport or asylum to avoid deportation. However, his data were published on the Internet. To return to Belarus, he could not, as the KGB has publicly stated that for Belarus, he and his ilk are mercenaries and their houses will be punished.
According to him, in August of 2016, he crossed the border with Poland and appealed to the border guards asking for asylum. After that he was sent to a guarded camp for foreigners in przemyśl, where Belarusian was held for four months, until the Polish government was checking the veracity of the information he provided.
“In December 2016 I was told that I was going in the usual outdoor camp in Biala Podlaska. On Tuesday I received the decision on granting refugee status, – told Rustam Doc. – The process lasted for six months, I think that is short-lived, because some people wait a few years,” he added.
We will remind, earlier it was reported that the actor received the refugee status in Ukraine.