Those convicted of serious crimes can now be mobilized. “Paper”

Deputies of the State Duma in the third reading adopted a law that abolishes the ban on conscription for the mobilization of citizens who have an unexpunged or outstanding conviction for committing a serious crime, informs Interfax.

Exceptions. The adopted law retains a ban on the mobilization of citizens convicted of crimes against the sexual inviolability of minors, for committing a terrorist attack, hostage-taking, organizing an illegal armed formation, hijacking an aircraft, ship or train, treason, confidential cooperation with another state, espionage, attempt on the life of a state figure, violent seizure of power, armed rebellion.

What else. The same amendments establishthat citizens undergoing alternative civilian service in organizations of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will continue to do it there when mobilization is announced. However, those who pass the ACS in other organizations will be redirected to the ACS in the army.

The State Duma is also in the third reading accepted a law allowing the Ministry of Defense, by decision of the president, to create volunteer formations. The amendments spell out the procedure for citizens to join such formations. Although the authorities of the regions, including St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, began to form volunteer battalions in the spring and summer.

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