Viktor Zavarzin, a member of the State Duma Committee on Defense, said in response to the promise of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, to send his underage sons to the front, that children, according to the law, "are categorically not subject to conscription." He discussed Kadyrov's initiative with Podyom.
Zavarzin called Kadyrov a military general, and the Chechens good fighters. At the same time, the deputy recalled that mobilization affects only people over 18 years old, and now only men who have served and have a military specialty are being called up. ( The Insider wrote that, in reality, subpoenas come to anyone. )
“They didn’t serve. Let the children study, prepare, and the fact that the Chechens are fighting guys, they serve well, this is unequivocal, I know many.
Zavarzin added that now in Russia it is necessary to train reservists and eliminate all existing shortcomings and violations in "some military registration and enlistment offices." In addition, the deputy decided to give advice to young people “not to run away to Kazakhstan and other countries”:
“For young people, as a general, I say, it’s less cowardly and run away somewhere: to Kazakhstan and other countries. Whoever is supposed to be called up, needs to be called up and fulfill his duty to the Motherland. Russia is threatened by a serious dangerous enemy, and we must defend our Motherland.”
Earlier, Kadyrov promised to send his sons: Akhmat, 16, Eli, 15, and Adam, 14, to the war in Ukraine. According to him, young age "should not interfere with the training of the defenders of the Motherland." Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Kadyrov has actively supported the actions of the authorities and Putin's statements, commenting on them on a Telegram channel with almost three million subscribers. In September , the head of Chechnya called for "self-mobilization" in all regions of Russia, almost a week later, on September 21, Putin announced a "partial" mobilization in the country.