The deputies are going to submit to the State Duma a bill that provides for criminal liability for evasion of the call for mobilization. This was reported to Interfax by one of the authors of the amendments, United Russia deputy Ernest Valeev.
The bill provides for fines from 200 to 500 thousand rubles, forced labor or imprisonment for up to 5 years for evading mobilization, said Valeev. According to him, criminal liability may apply to citizens who evade after they have officially received a summons to the military registration and enlistment office.
“There is just a gap in the law. The fact is that in the current article 328 of the Criminal Code, liability is prescribed only for evading conscription for military service. After 1941, we did not have mobilization for people who are in the reserve. And the current law does not apply to people in the reserve. But during mobilization, they call from the reserve, and there is no criminal liability there, ”Valeev explained.
The MP stressed that the initiative would not affect the “partial mobilization” that began on September 21, “because it was officially announced that the mobilization was completed.”
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In early October, in the Penza region, the former ambulance driver Maxim Moiseev was charged with evading mobilization (Part 1 of Article 328 of the Criminal Code). Two days later, the regional prosecutor's office recognized this decision as illegal, since only conscripts fall under the article.
Yesterday Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu instructed to complete the “partial mobilization” announced on September 21. The department clarified that all institutions involved in mobilization activities should switch to normal operation and stop issuing subpoenas.
At the same time, President Vladimir Putin, when asked by journalists whether there would be a decree on the abolition of mobilization, replied that he “did not think about it.” Senator Aedrej Klishas told TASS on November 1 that “no additional decrees to end mobilization are required.”