The St. Petersburg military registration and enlistment office sent a summons to a conscript from the cruiser Moskva, who “disappeared without a trace” in April, when the Moskva sank as a result of an attack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Fontanka writes about this with reference to the family.
“For failure to appear at the specified time and place without a good reason, you can be held liable,” said the summons, which was brought at the end of October, on the young man’s birthday.
On the cruiser, he was a ship's cook; he left for military service less than a year ago, the newspaper writes. The mother has been trying to get information from the authorities about her son for six months now, he stopped communicating on April 8, when the Moskva left the port of Sevastopol. Officially, the Ministry of Defense did not report the death of a sailor.
His friends contacted the survivors of the cruiser strike. They said that the sailor "some time before the explosion went to the warehouse for food, and after that no one saw him."
On April 13, the Armed Forces of Ukraine hit Moscow with Neptune missiles. The next day, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the cruiser had sunk. Initially, the department claimed that one soldier died in the crash, 27 were missing. Another 396 crew members were said to have been evacuated to Sevastopol.
In November, it became known that a court in Sevastopol declared 17 sailors who disappeared as a result of the crash dead. The cases of all 17 - about the recognition of "missing without a trace or about the announcement of the dead." According to Art. 45 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, a military man who went missing while performing combat missions may be declared dead no earlier than two years after the end of the war. In other words, the sailors were not recognized as dead as a result of hostilities.
The father of the deceased sailor Yegor Shkrebets, Dmitry Shkrebets, said that sailors whose relatives did not go to court "are automatically recognized as dead after six months."