During mobilization, age qualifications and conditions announced by the Russian Ministry of Defense are not observed, says Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora human rights organization, citing messages Russians who received summons. Chikov wrote about this in his Telegram channel on Thursday, September 22.
On the eve of the Ministry of Defense issued responses to Some questions on mobilization, in particular – on the age of the people called up. It followed from them that privates and sergeants up to 35 years old, junior officers up to 50 years old and senior officers up to 55 years old are subject to mobilization.
“Nevertheless, there are reports from the regions that privates aged 45-49 are also being called up. Summons and a mobilization order for November are being issued,” Chikov writes.
According to him, for example, a 63-year-old colonel received a summons in Moscow, a 60-year-old sergeant in Samara, a 49-year-old man who had never served in Yakutia was called up, and in Buryatia they were massively called up, including 60-year-olds.
In addition, they call on people who have never served. In Yakutia, a 58-year-old man was taken to the military registration and enlistment office, who had never served, but has a military specialty. “They came at night and handed the summons, in the morning they brought him to the military registration and enlistment office, and now he is already flying to the military unit,” his relatives said. In yet another region, summonses were brought to work for a man born in 1985 who had never served.
The Ministry of Defense answered who is not subject to mobilization
Within announced Russian President Vladimir Putin mobilized the Ministry of Defense intends to call on 300,000 reservists, said the head of the department, Sergei Shoigu. In Putin’s decree on “partial mobilization” there is a closed clause “for official use”, which, as specified in the Kremlin, refers to the number of mobilized. A Novaya Gazeta Europe source in the presidential administration claimed that the seventh paragraph stated that up to a million people could be drafted into the army. The Kremlin called it a “lie”.
According to the Ministry of Defense, one of the main factors when calling up from the reserve is the presence of combat experience. “The sequence of conscription of citizens from the reserve has not been established, but priority is given to those who have suitable military specialties,” the department said the day before.
According to the Ministry of Defense, citizens who have a reservation, people who are temporarily unfit for health reasons, who are constantly caring for a family member or for disabled people of group I, who have four or more children under the age of 16, are not subject to conscription for mobilization, according to the Ministry of Defense, those whose mothers, in addition to them, have four or more children under the age of 8 and raise them without a husband, military pensioners who are retired and removed from the military register.