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Mobilized Russians get free sperm storage: report – POLITICO

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The Russian government will pay for sperm storage and some infertility treatments for soldiers mobilized to wage war against Ukraine, Igor Trunov, chairman of the Russian Union of Lawyers, told the state news agency. CASS.

Russia will pay for the collection and storage of sperm in cryobanks from the federal budget “for citizens mobilized to participate in the special military operation for 2022-2024”, Trunov said, after the Health Ministry approved the plan. lawyer’s appeal for financial assistance. The government will also fund “a free quota for the treatment of infertility,” Trunov said.

Those who accept the offer will then also be able to recover their biomaterial free of charge within the framework of the rules of their compulsory medical insurance.

President Vladimir Putin declared what he called a “partial mobilization” of 300,000 Russians in September, amid Ukraine’s successful counteroffensive against invading Moscow. The actual number of Russians mobilized is not known.



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