Two Russians Who Braved Miles of Open Sea and Landed on an Alaskan Island Request Asylum.

The two Russians braved miles of open sea, traveling on a vessel from Russia to a small isolated island in Alaska with the apparent aim of avoiding being ensnared in President Vladimir V. Putin’s mandatory conscription to fight in Ukraine, two U.S. senators said on Thursday.

The two escapees appeared to have accomplished their goal, landing on a beach on the northwest tip of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea this week and requesting asylum in the United States, according to a statement…

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