The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has approved a list of diseases with which it is impossible to serve under a contract during martial law and mobilization. The document is posted on the official Internet portal of legal information.
The department-approved list includes 26 diseases and conditions, including HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, type 1 diabetes, mental disorders, epilepsy and others.
In addition, the document prohibits the admission to contract service of people who have consequences of wounds, injuries and operations performed in connection with them, such as the absence of a stomach, small and large intestines or kidneys.
The diseases listed in the new list of the Russian Ministry of Defense partially coincide with the diseases in the presence of which the military registration and enlistment office must assign a conscript category D – “unfit”.
The new list of diseases was approved as an addition to the law, which allows those with criminal records and limited fitness to enter into a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense during mobilization, martial law and in wartime. Vladimir Putin signed this law in June.
It has been reported more than once that in Russia even seriously ill people are being mobilized for the war with Ukraine. The head of the human rights group “Agora” Pavel Chikov in his telegram channel also spoke about cases of mobilization with HIV infection in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Penza.
In Russia, men are taken to military registration and enlistment offices straight from work and mobilized, despite severe chronic illnesses: