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Two Russians sailed on a boat to Alaska to escape the mobilization

Two Russians sailed on a boat to St. Lawrence Island (Alaska). They told the locals that they had come from Chukotka to escape the mobilization. Writes about it Alaska News Source.

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They landed near the village of Gambell.

“Given the current heightened tension with Russia, Senator Sullivan called the head of the Department of Homeland Security and spoke with him. Customs and Border Protection is conducting a process to determine if these individuals can enter the United States," Senator Dan Sullivan's office spokesman said in a statement.

The US Coast Guard confirmed that the men were taken to the Public Safety Building in Gambell. City spokesman Curtis Siluk said they were taken off the island on Tuesday.

According to Siluk, the men told the villagers that they had set sail on their boat from the town of Egvekinot in northeastern Russia and had sailed about 300 miles (482 km) by sea. But some villagers claimed the men had told them they were fleeing the mobilization.

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Governor Mike Dunleavy commented on the situation.

“Two people who arrived from Russia by boat were detained in Gambell. Now they are in Anchorage, they are being handled by the federal authorities, Dunleavy said. We don't expect a constant flow of people. This may be an isolated case."

Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan said both Russians had asked for asylum in the United States. KTOO.

“This incident makes two things clear: first, the Russian people do not want to wage Putin’s war of aggression against Ukraine; second, given Alaska's proximity to Russia, our state plays a vital role in U.S. national security,” Sullivan said.

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Murkowski noted that there is "no response" from federal authorities and called for more federal resources to be sent to Alaska.

“Only local officials and state law enforcement had the ability to immediately respond to asylum seekers, while Customs and Border Protection had to send a Coast Guard plane over 750 miles (1200 km) to reach the scene,” Murkowski said. “This situation highlights the need for increased security in the American Arctic.”

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