Two Russians Sail to Alaska, Seek Asylum

As thousands flee Russia to avoid conscription, some sail to U.S. for asylum

  • As thousands flee Russia to avoid conscription, two Russian nationals sailed approximately 300 miles to St. Lawrence Island in Alaska to seek asylum.
  • According to the Department of Homeland Security, the asylum claim is in process.
  • In a statement, Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan said, “This incident makes two things clear: First, the Russian people don’t want to fight Putin’s war of aggression against Ukraine. Second, given Alaska’s proximity to Russia, our state has a vital role to play in securing America’s national security.”
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