The Ministry of Defense refused to exempt people with diabetes and heart disease from mobilization

Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases will not be grounds for exemption from mobilization, said Alexander Sergoventsev, deputy head of the Main Military Medical Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

He stated that “everyone has chronic diseases”, which is why the ministry does not intend to expand the list of ailments with which it is impossible to serve in the army. “If we introduce diabetes into it, we will have to introduce hypertension into it. We will introduce hypertension, we will introduce coronary artery disease. So we’ll get to the point where we don’t have a single soldier left,” he said Sergoventsev (quote from Interfax).

He added that in the regions they follow the method of medical examination of the Ministry of Defense, which “clearly defines who to call and who to refer to the Military Medical Commission”.

According to Sergoventsev, as a result of following these instructions, 40,000 people from recruiting stations were sent to VVK, where about 6,000 received fitness category “D” and were not mobilized, and another 7,000 received a deferment.

Earlier, the government did not support amendments regarding exemptions from mobilization for those who did not serve in the army, and also opposed armor for all entrepreneurs. The Cabinet considered the extension of the list of categories of citizens entitled to a delay unnecessary, noting that it is already provided for a fairly large number of reasons.

President Vladimir Putin announced the mobilization on September 21. As a result, 318,000 people were recruited for the war with Ukraine. people.

On May 18, the Supreme Court clarified that the periods of mobilization announced by the decree, including partial ones, end only with the “date and time” of its cancellation. Thus, the mobilization cannot be considered complete.


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