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Izvestia: a draft on criminal punishment for evading mobilization service is being prepared

Deputies and senators wanted to introduce criminal penalties for Russians for evading military service on conscription for mobilization in the absence of a deferment. The corresponding bill is being prepared for submission to State Duma. On Tuesday, November 1, they write “News” citing a document and sources in the lower house of parliament.

The authors of the initiative propose to fine draft dodgers for refusing to mobilize in amounts from 200,000 to 500,000 rubles or in the amount of other income for a period of one to three years. Compulsory labor for up to five years can also be punished. The most severe punishment proposed by parliamentarians is imprisonment for up to five years.

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The information that the bill is ready for submission to the Parliament was confirmed to the publication by one of its authors, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption Ernest Valeev. The deputy explained that we are not talking about the current partial mobilization as such, “we just haven’t had mobilization in our country since 1941,” so many laws on it simply didn’t work.

“And now it turned out that Article 328 of the Criminal Code for draft evasion applies only to persons who are called up for the first time for military service,” Valeev said, stressing that now parliamentarians “are simply eliminating a gap in the legislation.” He added that today the mobilization is completed, does not guarantee that it will not be needed again someday.

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