Since the beginning of the “partial” mobilization announced by Vladimir Putin, 17 people have died in Russian mobilization points even before they were sent to war in Ukraine, the Sibir.Realii project calculated.
The publication published information about all known cases, and also talked with relatives of some of the dead mobilized. Some of the men had health problems that aggravated during their stay in temporary accommodation centers (TAPs), and traces of beatings were found on the bodies of some.
So, on September 28, 35-year-old Alexander Koltun from Bratsk was sent from the Irkutsk region to a collection point in Novosibirsk. On the afternoon of October 2, he called his mother in Bratsk, the next night his relatives found out about his death - they were sent a photo of Koltun, in which he was sitting dead in the corner where he was found.
Koltun's mother Elena Gudo told the publication that relatives still do not know what happened at the point.
“They say that Sasha was lying on a bench, then he went for a smoke - there was a special room, and then he returned and sat right in the corner. There he was found. They sent us a photo: he is sitting in this corner, as if he has become smaller ... It is very difficult for me to talk about this, but looking at the photo, I scream in despair. He was recently diagnosed with a hernia, but he believed that it would not prevent him from serving.
According to the mother, during the mobilization there was no medical commission, the mobilized "were not even checked elementary". The family still does not have a conclusion about the death, the woman herself called the military registration and enlistment office. According to her, her son “seemed to have a heart attack,” but he never had heart problems. At the same time, Alexander called and talked about the mess at the checkpoint and that everyone was drinking.
The journalists also spoke with Zoya Kozlova, the mother of 44-year-old Denis Kozlov, who was brought from the training center to the Chelyabinsk village of Kyzylbulak on a stretcher. According to her, when the summons came to her son, he was waiting for a knee operation, as he had a meniscus rupture, and since March he had an MRI, an ultrasound scan, and was consulted by a surgeon and a traumatologist. The man decided to go to the military registration and enlistment office and explain the situation, but there was no commission, “he was put on a bus along with medical documents,” says his mother. Three days later, the relatives were informed that the mobilized man was returning home, but he was returned on an ambulance stretcher. Three days later, on October 3, he died. The mother also reported other injuries to her son:
“As they say in the commissariat, my son was commissioned because of a bad knee. But his nose was broken when they brought him on the 30th - all the neighbors saw it. And my belly is blue. I'm sure he was beaten there and very badly. But now I can't prove anything! I have lived my life here and I know how they will "investigate". I don't have any piece of paper to prove that my son was beaten and didn't die of an illness."
In addition, since September 21 in Russia, the following have died at mobilization points:
- September 27, 39-year-old Sergei Fedoseenko - died at the police station in Vladivostok from cardiac arrest;
- On September 27, Boris Shavaev, mobilized from the village of Zvezdny in Kabardino-Balkaria, died. The preliminary cause of death was thromboembolism;
- Yegor Nazarov, 44, from Veliky Novgorod, committed suicide;
- On September 28, at the assembly point near Tyumen, the body of one of the mobilized was found;
- On October 2, a mobilized from Krasnoyarsk died in one of the military units of Omsk, the cause of death was not established;
- 35-year-old Alexander Koltun died at the Novosibirsk Higher Military Command School; On October 7, the body of another mobilized "with traces of violent actions" was found in the same school;
- On October 6, in the village of Kamenka, a 28-year-old resident of St. Petersburg shot himself with a machine gun; On October 7, two more mobilized people died in the same village. The official cause of these deaths is heart attacks;
- On October 5, a 41-year-old local resident died at a training ground in Penza, PenzaInform calls the cause of death a heart attack;
- at the end of September, a mobilized man died in the military unit of Transbaikalia, and in another settlement of the region, in Peschanka, a conscript and a mobilized man died;
- in the training center of the Ministry of Defense in the Sverdlovsk region, three mobilized people died. State Duma deputy from the Sverdlovsk region Maxim Ivanov claims that one mobilized person died of a seizure, and the other committed suicide. The third was written off and sent home, where he "died immediately of cirrhosis of the liver";
- On October 10, in Yakutia, at a collection point, a mobilized man fell out of a window and crashed to death.