In Krasnoslobodsk, Volgograd region, a 63-year-old man with second-degree diabetes and cerebral ischemia was called up as part of the mobilization. Baza writes about it.
Alexander Ermolaev is a lieutenant colonel in the reserve, before retiring, he served as deputy commander of the logistics unit and deputy director of the plant for the destruction of chemical weapons. According to Baza, he received a summons on September 22 at 6 am from the head of the Sredneakhtubinsky district, Nikolai Patrin. He said that he only “assisted the military registration and enlistment office, and who to call or not is up to the military to decide” (quoted by Baza).
After that, Ermolaev was taken to Zeleny Island for a medical examination. According to Baza, nine people who passed it at the same time as him were declared unfit for service. The doctor told Ermolaev that he “can go to the front”, despite diabetes and ischemia.
As a result, immediately after passing the medical examination, the pensioner was sent to the Prudboy training ground in the village of Novy Rogachik. Baza writes that the mobilized will undergo a two-week training there before being sent to war.
It is noteworthy that earlier the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that lieutenant colonels only up to 55 years of age are subject to mobilization. Until the age of 65, only senior officers are called up - from a major general or rear admiral and above.