“I order: to approve the list of diseases in the presence of which a citizen (foreign citizen), recognized as having limited capacity for military service, cannot be accepted for contract service in the Armed Forces of Russia during the period of mobilization, during the military period the law and in times of war”, – says the order.
The list of such diseases includes 26 points. The first to be listed are such serious diseases as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B and C and all forms of active tuberculosis, including the spine, bones and joints, and genitourinary organs.
This is followed by malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissues, which progress slowly, with moderate dysfunction and (or) rare exacerbations. The list also includes type I diabetes mellitus, mental disorders and behavioral disorders caused by the use of psychoactive substances.
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Obstacles for those wishing to sign a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense will also include epilepsy with rare seizures with a frequency of less than five times a year, strokes, consequences of damage to the central nervous system, damage and diseases of peripheral nerves . , in which the main function of the limb is altered, poor vision, absence of an eyeball or partial blindness.
Those who are considered to have limited fitness may provide services under contract if they do not suffer from listed diseases.
“The visual acuity of one eye is 0.09 or lower, or blindness if the visual acuity of the other eye is 0.4 or higher, as well as the absence of an eyeball if the visual acuity of the other eye is 0.4 or higher , or visual acuity of one eye is 0.3 and the visual acuity of the other eye is 0.3 to 0.1,” the document states.
In addition, the list lists cases of consequences of wounds and injuries and related operations, loss of limb parts, bronchial asthma and other injuries and diseases.
The order was developed to implement the law that allowed Russians with limited physical fitness and criminal records to perform military service under contract.
This law, signed by the president on June 24, is valid during martial law or during mobilization and allows citizens with criminal records to be called up to provide contract services. This does not apply to persons who have committed serious and especially serious crimes (terrorism, treason, espionage, etc.).
The same law allows men with limited fitness for military service to enter into contracts with the Russian Armed Forces. In this case, it will not matter if the person is on reserve. Before this was impossible to do.
The law establishes that citizens recognized as partially fit for military service will be able to perform service under contract if they do not suffer from diseases defined in the list of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
As previously explained in the State Duma Defense Committee, this will also allow citizens living in the territories of the new constituent entities of the Russian Federation and who are not currently enrolled in the reserves of the Russian Armed Forces enter military service under a contract.