RIA Novosti writes about this with reference to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

“I thought that I would not go to serve because I was not liable for military service.

From 1996 to 1997, when I served as a conscript, I deserted,” he said.

According to the prisoner, he was then tried under four articles. 

The military man added that he was also mobilized not only despite desertion, but also for treatment in a psychiatric hospital.

Earlier, the head of the Servant of the People party faction in the Verkhovna Rada, David Arakhamia, said that Ukraine will have to mobilize even more citizens if the United States reduces or stops aid to Kyiv.