Putin signs law allowing to mobilise citizens with outstanding criminal record for grave crimes

Vladimir Putin has signed a law that lifts the ban on drafting citizens with outstanding conviction for a grave crime. The document was published on the official laws website.

The same law mentions crimes that still make individuals ineligible for conscription.

In particular, citizens with criminal record for molestation, committing a terrorist act, organising an illegal armed formation, hijacking an aircraft, water or railway transport, illegal handling of nuclear materials, treason, encroachment on the life of a statesman, and violent seizure of power will not be drafted.

According to Russian law, citizens undergoing alternative civilian service in organisations subordinate to executive authorities or local governments can be sent to serve in positions of civilian personnel of Russia’s army, other troops, military formations, bodies and special forces during the period of mobilisation.

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On 28 October, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu briefed Putin on the end of “partial” mobilisation in Russia. According to Shoigu, “the target quota of 300,000 people has been reached; no other mobilisation targets are planned.”

Vladimir Putin consulted with lawyers earlier in regards to the presidential decree on the end of mobilisation in the country and found out there was no need for such a document, the Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov claimed on 1 November.

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