On Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, occupied by Russia since 2014 , indigenous Crimean Tatars say they are being targeted by Moscow for the military draft, leaving them with a stark choice: flee their homeland or be thrown into the fight against their Ukrainian compatriots. Russia’s broad military mobilization has sparked rare nationwide protests and a massive flight for the borders , with hundreds of thousands who don’t want to fight fleeing abroad. Nowhere is the situation more desperate than in Crimea , where the Kremlin is seeking to mobilize people who until eight years ago were citizens of Ukraine. The practice is likely to become more widespread after Russia formally claims four more regions of Ukraine following staged referendums that concluded last week . Moscow already relies heavily on residents of Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions, parts of which Moscow’s forces seized in 2014, to backfill its manpower deficit. […]