in 2022 Russian conscripts take part in live-fire training near Donetsk, Ukraine, in October. Russia’s legislature advanced a measure on Tuesday that would mean conscripts could receive mobilization orders electronically, rather than on paper, as they are provided under the current system. File photo by Alessandro Guerra/EPA-EFE
April 12 (UPI) — The Russian government plans to create an online system to complement an existing draft system.
Russia’s legislature, the Duma, proposed a measure on Tuesday that would mean candidates could receive mobilization orders electronically instead of on paper, as they are provided under the current system.
“It is about the need to simplify the system of keeping records and calling up those who should serve in the army. According to the Constitution, our army calls conscripts into service. It is a civic duty that is enshrined in the constitution. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday, Russian state news agency TASS reported.
Under the new system, mobilization orders would be submitted online through the public service portal that Russians use to apply for civil documents such as passports.
It would also prevent men from leaving the country from the day they are drafted until they arrive at a military recruiting office, and impose penalties including driving bans, real estate deals and bank loans for those who don’t show up within 20 days of being accepted. message.
The new online system is likely to make it significantly more difficult for conscripts to flee Russia or avoid service because their information can be uploaded into a unified system rather than the current system, which requires documents. be delivered personally or through your workplace.
In September, a partial military mobilization by the Russian government caused chaos, with hundreds of thousands of young people fleeing abroad and conscripts being deployed with insufficient equipment.
Andrey Kartapolov, chairman of the State Duma’s defense committee, said the changes were implemented to avoid mistakes and denied it was a sign of an impending “second wave of mobilization.”
“The draft is considered received from the moment it enters the account of the person responsible for military service,” said M. Kartapolov.
The new law is expected to be signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.