Electronic notifications and paper summonses from the military registration and enlistment offices will have equal legal force. This was stated by the head of the State Duma Committee on Defense Andrei Kartapolov, he is quoted by TASS.
At the same time, electronic alerts from military registration and enlistment offices will “duplicate traditional agendas,” Kartapolov noted. He also said that on Tuesday, April 11, the State Duma will consider a bill on a unified register of persons liable for military service.
In addition, the head of the committee said that a number of restrictive measures would be provided for evaders. If, after receiving the summons, a person does not appear at the military registration and enlistment office within two weeks, then he will be banned from traveling abroad.
“If a person does not receive a summons or pretends that he does not receive it, then he will be obliged to voluntarily appear at the military commissariat within two weeks during the next call. If he does not do this, then he will receive a notification, digitally signed by the military commissar, that travel restrictions are being introduced and other restrictive measures will follow . If he does not appear again, then after 20 days this person liable for military service may lose the ability to manage transport, conclude real estate transactions, register an individual entrepreneur, take loans, and so on.
In March, several regions began distributing subpoenas “to clarify military registration specialties and streamline documents,” including the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, Voronezh, Lipetsk, Yaroslavl and Penza regions. According to the head of the Agora human rights organization Pavel Chikov, in fact, such summonses are already being distributed in 43 regions of Russia. At the end of March, it became known that the Russian military registration and enlistment offices for the first time will begin sending out alerts in electronic form as part of the spring 2023 draft campaign. Now, according to the law, "electronic notification" has no legal value, lawyer Dmitry Zakhvatov said in a conversation with The Insider. According to part 3 of Art. 26 "On military duty" for events related to conscription for military service, citizens are summoned by the summons of the military commissariat.