The order of Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is number 506 and was signed on August 7 this year. Photo: Press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense
An interesting order from Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has been published on the Internet portal of legal acts. It has number 506. The document was signed on August 7 of this year and is entitled: “On approval of the List of diseases in the presence of which a citizen (foreign citizen), recognized as partially fit for military service, cannot be accepted for military service under a contract in the Armed Forces Russian Federation during the period of mobilization, during martial law and in wartime.”
Experts in military law will probably say: why did this order appear now? After all, a similar List has existed for a long time. Yes, similar, but not in everything. In the current document, in addition to the “old” provisions, there are also new ones. And here we can see a clear tightening of the military department’s requirements for the “quality” of health of those who want to serve in the Armed Forces under a contract (how can one not recall the long-lived expression in the army “sick people do not serve in the army”!).
According to Shoigu’s order, people with HIV, hepatitis B and C, all forms of tuberculosis, type 1 diabetes, mental disorders, strokes, heart disease and others will not be able to join the Armed Forces during all the periods listed above. (for more details see photo of Order No. 506)
But here’s what’s also curious: if in Russia they tightly close the way for people with these diseases to join the army, then in Ukraine, on the contrary, they mobilize those with limited fitness who have HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, diabetes, strokes, and mental disorders. disorders. In the Sumy region, a disabled person was recognized fit for service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine… without a hand. But if before this such “accidentally mobilized” were saved by public publicity, now everything will happen quite officially, according to Zelensky’s recent decree.
As Ukrainians bitterly joke, “we will soon not only have one-armed people, but also one-eyed and one-eared people will be considered limitedly fit for service and will be shoved into the trenches.” With the help of seriously ill soldiers (and even disabled people!), Kyiv is trying to plug the holes in the infantry that have thinned out after the useless “meat assaults.”
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