Kremlin Implements New Measures to Crackdown on Draft Dodgers
As fears of a new mobilization wave in Russia heighten, President Vladimir Putin has introduced measures to make it more difficult for Russians to avoid military call-ups. The new measures, which include an online call-up system and an electronic register of military-eligible citizens, have been approved by the Russian parliament.
However, these measures have sparked controversy among the country’s population. Critics argue that the measures could lead to more cases of draft dodging and that the online system could face technical difficulties.
Nevertheless, the Russian government remains determined to tighten conscription laws and press more men to fight. The modernization of Russia’s military has been a key priority of Putin’s administration, despite concerns from other nations, including Ukraine.
The Ukrainian conflict has been ongoing since 2014, with Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. The conflict has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people and continues to be a source of tension between Russia and the West.
The new measures implemented by the Kremlin are seen as a response to the ongoing conflict and a step towards bolstering the country’s military capabilities. However, the effectiveness and implications of these measures remain to be seen.