- Press Release No. 05/1273
Today, February 9, 2010, the MOTHER'S RIGHT Foundation received another news on the situation in M.U. 24776 (Barabash Village, Primorsky Region). The most disgraceful thing is that we have already published numerous complaints of the parents whose sons served in this Military Unit (see our Press Releases: No. 85/1228 of September 18, 2009, No. 91/1234 of October 8, 2009, No. 94/1237 оf October 14, 2009). The parents' applications made us draw the conclusion: the situation in the unit was awful. We asked journalists to make the information public so that the parents, whose children served in the unit, knew about the situation. Today we received a call from the Republic of Mordovia - another boy died in Barabash.
Evgeny Poverkov (b. 1987) was drafted to the Army in June, 2009 and got to M.U. 24776. On February 7, 2010, his parents received a call from the unit and were told that their son had died. Evgeny's fellow servicemen told that there had been a scuffle in the mess-room. The boy was hit on the head. They could not save him.
Svetlana Yurievna and Ivan Ivanovich Poverkov are waiting for the arrival of their son's body. They have already had the Foundation's first consultation and received all the materials necessary.
While talking to our new applicants we asked them, ‘Did you know that Barabash was a dangerous place?' The answer was as follows, ‘How could we know?' It was quite natural. Few journalists dared to work on this material, and almost no publications were issued.
Let's remind you that the MOTHER'S RIGHT Foundation received the parents' complaints from the Chelyabinsk Region, the Perm Region, and the Republic of Ingushetia. The unit takes in the conscripts from different parts of the country.
We urge journalists to pay attention to the bad situation in the unit and thus support the parents of the deceased.