FRIDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2022, 00:45
The Moscow Military Commissariat has postponed a decision on the “mobilisation” [military call-up] of IT specialist Viktor Bugreyev, who received a conscription notice on 21 September, even though he has never served in the army.
Source: Bugreyev’s wife on Ostorozhno, Moskva’s Telegram channel
Details: After an outcry on social networks, Bugreyev was released, another visit to the Military Commissariat was scheduled for 23 September to check documents, and “they said that they would look for a place for him as an IT specialist in the Moscow Territorial Defence Forces.” What the Moscow Territorial Defence Forces are, and why someone holding a PhD who has never served in the army is being called up, has not been explained.
- Bugreyev has a PhD in Economics and is working at Sberbank as an IT specialist. He has no military experience and has no military degree.
- On the morning of 21 September, Vladimir Putin announced partial “mobilisation” [in the Russian Federation]. On the same day, Viktor Bugreyev, an IT specialist working in Moscow, received a conscription notice.
- The military enlistment office said that people in “group B” would now be subject to “mobilisation” or mandatory conscription [“Group B” refers to those who are exempt from being called up for military service or training during peacetime but are enrolled in the reserve – ed.].