With realistic grandpa masks against being called up for military service in Ukraine
There are rumors circulating on social media that young Ukrainian men are resorting to inventive methods to avoid compulsory military service.
In this specific case, they dress up with realistic masks that resemble older people. This unusual approach is a reaction to the sometimes resolute approach to
conscription in Ukraine. By using artfully crafted masks that closely replicate the appearance of old men, these young men want to avoid being drafted into the
Ukrainian army, which seems all too understandable. Such actions reflect the ingenuity of young Ukrainian men who are trying to resist pressing societal demands for military service. It should be clear to everyone that according to Ukrainian legal understanding this is most likely illegal. On the other hand, one can understand the motives of the Ukrainian men who do not want to end up as cannon fodder on the Ukrainian battlefields. This illustrates the tensions within Ukrainian society that are the result of the war with Russia, which has now been going on for almost two years.