Students studying full-time or part-time, as well as receiving the first higher or secondary vocational education, have the right to deferment from mobilization. The corresponding decree was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin press service reported on September 24.
“A deferment from conscription for military service for mobilization is provided to students studying full-time and part-time forms of education in state-accredited educational programs of secondary vocational and higher education in state educational organizations, in scientific organizations and receiving education at the appropriate level for the first time,” it said. in the document.
It is clarified that the decree comes into force from the date of its signing and applies to legal relations that arose from September 21, 2022.
Prior to this, the Ministry of Defense reported that, within the framework of partial mobilization, priority would be given to conscripts with suitable military specialties. In particular, shooters, tankers, gunners, and drivers are called upon. The sequence of calling up citizens from the reserve has not been established, Gazeta.Ru added.
Earlier that day, on September 24, volunteers who arrived at the Belgorod military registration and enlistment office spoke about the reasons for their decision. Most of them are young people under 30 who have previously served in the army and have military specialties.
On September 21, Vladimir Putin addressed the Russians, in which he announced the beginning of a partial mobilization. He stressed that only citizens who are currently in the reserve will be subject to military service, and above all those who have served in the armed forces, have certain military specialties and relevant experience.
Russians called up for military service by mobilization will receive the status, payments and all social guarantees of military personnel serving under a contract.
The special operation to protect Donbass, the beginning of which the Russian leader announced on February 24, continues. The decision to hold it was made against the backdrop of an aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military, in connection with which the authorities of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics turned to Moscow for help.
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