Russia, one email is enough to be enlisted: “There is no escape route”

The new rules block the exodus of those who want to avoid the risk of going to the front

In Russia you are enrolled with an email and the case is closed. A few hours later, the State Duma and the Federation Council approved the amendments to the law on military recruitment in record time, introducing electronic recall notification, immediately blocking the possibility of leaving the country for those who only received the notification in the mailbox. as well as the possibility, starting 20 days from the notification without the person having presented himself to the offices, to register a car or an apartment, open a business or apply for a loan.

The provision introduced by the Chairman of the Defense Commission of the Duma, Andrei Kartapolov, will apply to all citizens who can be recalled, therefore not only for conscription or reserves, but also for a new mobilization.

“There is no more way out” is the comment that dominates Russian-speaking social networks in these hours. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov explained that the provision, which still needs to be approved by the Federation Council and signed by the President, only serves to “repair the confusion” that followed last September’s partial mobilization.

For the draft this spring, between April 1 and July 15 (in Russia, the draft occurs twice a year), the Defense Ministry has set the quota of 147,000 recruits aged between 18 and 27 years . Until now, military recall in Russia was done by hand delivery. According to the new law they will be uploaded to the Gosuslugi government portal.