Electronic notifications and paper summons from the military registration and enlistment offices will have equal legal force. This was announced by the head of the State Duma Defense Committee Andrei Kartapolov, he was quoted by TASS.
Kartapolov was quoted as saying by TASS news agency. “However, the electronic notifications from the military registration and enlistment offices would “duplicate the traditional summonses”. He also said that on Tuesday, April 11, the State Duma will consider a bill on a unified register of persons liable for military service.
In addition, the head of the committee said that there would be a number of restrictive measures for evaders. If a person fails to report to the military registration and enlistment office within two weeks, he will be forbidden to go abroad.
“If a man does not receive a summons or pretends not to receive it, he will be obliged during the next conscription to report voluntarily to the military registration and enlistment office within two weeks. If he does not do this, he will receive a notice signed digitally by the military commissar that travel restrictions will be imposed and other restrictive measures will follow. If he again fails to appear, then after 20 days this person can be deprived of the ability to drive a vehicle, make deals with real estate, register a business, take loans, and so on”.
In March, several regions began distributing summonses for “specifying military registration specialties and streamlining documents”, including the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District, the Voronezh, Lipetsk, Yaroslavl and Penza regions. According to Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora human rights organization, similar summonses have been issued in 43 regions of Russia. In late March it became known that Russian military registration and enlistment offices will start sending electronic notifications within the framework of the spring draft of 2023. Now, according to the law, “electronic notification” has no legal meaning, lawyer Dmitry Zakhvatov said in a conversation with The Insider. According to part 3 of Article 26 of the Law “On Military Duty”, citizens are summoned to events related to conscription by military commissariat summonses.