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A mobile reception point for contract service is deployed in Sevastopol

Another time in violation of the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, Russia is conducting an army call in Crimea.

On 23 February in Sevastopol in the central square a mobile point of recruitment for service under a contract in the Russian army was opened. Three officers in the tent were agitating passers-by to join the ranks of the Russian army. The salary offered to the contract workers is 17,000 rubles for the youngest under the rank and service of the conscript (about 6.5 thousand hryvnia), then, depending on the skills, position and title, the contractor can claim up to 30,000 rubles (about 12,000 hryvnia).

For such money, Sevastopol citizens are promised a full-time service with a non-standard working day and on duties in units, as well as an enhanced regime for training, terrorist or combat threats. Interested citizens are warned that most vacancies for Crimeans are outside the peninsula, including Russia’s hot spots – Chechnya and Dagestan. The possibility of sending contractors to the military base of Russia in Syria is not excluded.

Agitators in shoulder straps told that local women are also often interested in the service, but there are no vacancies in the Russian army for them now.

On this day, local residents were agitated with the help of another exhibition of military equipment. This time the cars were located just opposite the playground on the territory of the former Ukrainian cultural and information centre in Sevastopol. Organizers actively invited parents and allowed children to get behind the wheel of KAMAZ trucks and climb up the cannon.

We remind you that Article 51 of the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War explicitly prohibits the military conscription by an occupying country in the occupied territory, as well as any propaganda for such a call.

Photos of the exhibition and the mobile point of appeal were made today in Sevastopol.



Crimean citizens are recruited into the Russian army in violation of the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of WarOn 30 July, 2017 another action was held in Sevastopol calling to serve under the contract in the Russian army. The citizens of Sevastopol again were recruited for military service. At the so-called “point of selection for military service on a contract basis” they distributed booklets with agitation to serve in separate coastal defence brigade 126 and in landing ships brigade 197 of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation. Agitation was held in Sevastopol during the celebration of the day of the Navy on Nakhimov Square. According to the Crimea.Realii website, an exhibition of land military equipment was held on the same square; The exhibition included: a mobile coastal anti-ship missile system “Bastion” with a unified homing missile “Yakhont”, a mobile command and staff radio station, a floating wheeled armoured personnel carrier, an anti-aircraft missile system S-300 “Favorit” for the destruction of modern and prospective aircraft, a 122 mm missile-antiaircraft complex Grad, a multiple launch rocket system “Uragan”, an anti-aircraft missile system “Pantsir”, an air defence missile system “Osa”, a charging car, a self-propelled artillery “Gvozdika”. According to Russian media, the occupation authorities held a naval parade in the city, where military a demonstration fire was organized. The event began with the entrance of the three-masted sailing frigate “Khersones” to the Sevastopol Bay, at which students of the Ukrainian University (Kerch State Maritime Technological University) earlier had a maritime practice. According to local and Russian media, the training ship “Perekop”, missile cruiser “Moscow” and the diesel-electric submarine “Stary Oskol”, as well as the naval aviation Ka-27 helicopters and Su-30SM fighters, also took part in the military parade. Such actions of the Russian Federation in the territory of Ukraine, which was occupied by it, grossly violate international humanitarian law and are prohibited by international conventions. The Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) earlier recorded the holding of similar agitation events for military service in the Russian army in the occupied peninsula. We remind you that Article 51 of the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War explicitly prohibits the invocation of an occupying power in the occupied territory. The head of the CHRG, Olga Skrypnik, noted that among other things the Convention prohibits propaganda of the military conscription in the occupied territories, including all the advertising posters, various “patriotic” events in schools and universities where people are called to go to the Russian army. Both contractual and regular service are under the ban. Photos of the mobile point of military drafting and promotional booklets were made on 30 July in Sevastopol.

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