Two more deputies asked for a military operation

Igor Kastyukevich, deputy head of the United Russia faction in the State Duma, and Viktor Bondarev, head of the Federation Council committee on defense and security, want to go to the zone of the military operation in Ukraine. About it reported First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Andrei Turchak.

Mr. Kastyukevich is 45 years old, he graduated from a military university and “immediately after that he served in the RF Armed Forces for four years,” said Mr. Turchak. According to him, the last seven months, the deputy led the humanitarian mission of “United Russia” in the Kherson region of Ukraine.

Mr. Bondarev is 62 years old. He was Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force (2012–2015) and the Russian Aerospace Forces (2015–2017). He also “passed through both Chechen campaigns”, “led our aviation during the operation in Syria,” Andrey Turchak specified.

Earlier, five more deputies asked to be sent to the zone of military operation: Oleg Kolesnikov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Health Protection Dmitry Khubezov, Deputy Chairman of the Defense Committee Dmitry Sablin, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Family, Women and Children Vitaly Milonov and Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy Sergei Sokol (all from United Russia). Their applications will be considered by the Ministry of Defense.

Read about what Russian politicians say about mobilization in the Kommersant collection.

Laura Keffer

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