Parents with many children and mothers of disabled children from the My Ryadom ('we are here') Association filed an appeal with Vladimir Putin. They demanded the exemption of fathers with three or more children, men with two children and a pregnant wife, fathers of disabled children from mobilization. The movement’s participant told 7x7 about this.
The appeal was filed with the president by parents of disabled children and parents with many children from the My Ryadom Association, which consists of 1.5 thousand people from different regions. They asked to exempt fathers with three children or men with two children and a pregnant wife from the mobilization. Husbands of at least 20 members of the group were mobilized, and not all women received payments for their service.
Yevgenia Saprykina from Krasnodar Krai was left alone with a child with epilepsy and recorded a video message to a State Duma deputy. To provide for the family, her mother has to work in Kamchatka.
The women believe that the authorities should not forget about demography and helping large families during the hostilities in Ukraine.
On October 19, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin stated that fathers with three or more children would be exempted from the mobilization. He reported that 9.5 thousand men from this category returned home. According to him, the authorities made such a decision after "numerous appeals." However, the day before this statement, the United Russia Party refused to support the amendments on deferment from the mobilization for fathers with many children and single fathers.
There is a case of the death of a mobilized father of three children from Buryatia. Andrei Khomichenko fought in Ukraine in the spring, but returned home alive. At the end of September, he was mobilized, he died on October 11.