The military reported the fall in the number of draft Dodgers in 2016, 20 percent


RIA Novosti

In 2016, the number of draft Dodgers has fallen by 20 percent in comparison with 2015. as reported by “Interfax”, said first Deputy head of the Main organizational-mobilization Directorate of the General staff, Lieutenant-General Yevgeny Burdinsky.

“We have the results of last year 3800 people shied away from service], the number of draft Dodgers decreased by 20 percent compared to the year before last, and the problem is not acute,” said Burdinsky.

He pointed out that now in the Russian army are about 383 million contract and noted some innovations in the organization of recruitment. In particular, the Crimean residents now have the right to serve not only in parts that are deployed on the Peninsula, but also in other regions of Russia.

Spring conscription in Russia starts on April 1 and will last until July 15. Published March 30, according to the presidential decree, this period will be called up for military service 142 thousand people.

In the previous recruiting campaign in the fall of 2016, the military was caused by 623 thousand people, of whom were called up into the armed forces 152 thousand.