In the state Duma responded to the protest in Kiev against military conscription in the Crimea

Yuri Svitkin

Moscow is likely to leave without an official response, the protest in Kiev against military conscription in the Crimea, said the Chairman of the Duma Committee on defence Yury Shvydkin. His prognosis he shared in an interview with “” on Tuesday, April 4.

“The appeal will be rigorous. The calm reaction of our planned work to ensure the spring conscription”, — said the MP.

He stressed that residents of the Crimea to serve along with other Russians. “The guys called from the territory of Crimea, this year will serve not only on the Peninsula but also in other subjects of the Russian Federation, where is located the military unit,” — said Switchin.

Earlier Tuesday, Ukraine’s foreign Ministry expressed protest in connection with intention of Russia to be held in Crimea the call to military service. According to authorities, is contrary to international law.

For military service in 2017 will do 4.8 thousand conscripts from the Crimea, passed TASS with reference to the representative of the headquarters of the southern military district. In accordance with the decree of the President, in the spring appeal, which will last until July 15, is planned to call 142 thousand people.

Crimea became part of Russia in March 2014 following a referendum. Kiev does not recognize the voting results and calls the Peninsula occupied territory. In Moscow insist that the procedure conforms to the norms of international law.