More than 40 of the first recruits called up for service from Dagestan went by rail to serve in the Moscow region from the republic’s collection point as part of the spring draft of this year. This was announced on Wednesday, April 21, by the head of the press service of the Southern Military District (YuVO), Colonel Vadim Astafiev.
It is clarified that before being sent directly, all conscripts were tested for coronavirus infection without fail. Young people were fully provided with all the necessary protective equipment: medical masks, gloves, personal hygiene products, as well as rations for the route, bank cards and uniforms.
The conscription is carried out according to the rules of sanitary and epidemiological measures aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19. So, the sending of recruits to the service took place without the participation of accompanying parents and close people, and the vehicles on which the servicemen arrived from the assembly point were treated with a special solution by the personnel of the radiation, chemical and biological protection troops.
The recruiting station has been provided with the necessary medical supplies, and the military commissariat has completed the vaccination process that all recruits will be able to complete upon arrival at the duty station. Medical institutions of the Southern Military District have reserved more than 20 thousand doses of coronavirus vaccine specifically for the expected military personnel of the spring draft.
On April 5, the chief military medical expert of the Ministry of Defense, Colonel of the Medical Service Andrei Datsko, in an interview with Izvestia, said that the number of citizens of military age who have no contraindications for serving in the army had grown from 67.7% in 2010 to 78%.