The spring call to serve in the Russian army executed 72%
Moscow. June 30. INTERFAX.RU — More than 102 thousand people sent in troops as part of the spring conscription in Russia, it is 72% of the established norm, said the head of the Main organizational-mobilization Department of the General staff Vasily Tonkoshkura.
“In accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, to the call and direction of the troops shall be 142 thousand people. Draft boards have already rendered a decision on the appeal in respect of 100% of recruits in accordance with the task. Sent in troops more than 102 thousand recruits, which is 72% of the established norm of appeal,” — said Colonel-General at the extended meeting of the drafting Commission of the Amur region on Friday.
Spring call for military service runs from 1 April to 15 July 2017.
“By the end of 2016 in comparison with 2015, the number of draft evaders has decreased by 20%. If we look from 2012 to the present time, their number decreased by more than half — by 56.7%,” — said Tonkoshkura, noting that it is related to improving the attractiveness of military service and improvement of its passage.
Exit interdepartmental Commission of the Ministry of defense of Russia for preparation of citizens to military service and military-Patriotic education, headed by Tonkoshkura started in the Amur region on Wednesday.
Speaking of spring conscription campaign in the Crimea, Tonkoshkura reported that the military commissariats call there is by 2.4 thousand people. “Of them from the Republic of Crimea — 2 thousand people, and 400 people — from Sevastopol”, — said the General.
As reported, one of the innovations of the spring draft 2017 for conscripts from Crimea and Sevastopol: now they will serve all the connections and military units on the territory of Russia. Previously they were sent only to military units within the borders of the Peninsula.
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