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Defense: The number of postponements significantly reduced

September 8 2005
13:21

The Russian Defense Ministry plans to reduce deferred from conscription into the army , for a variety of professions, but to maintain socially significant delay.

Each of the delays will be carefully considered and evaluated, after which a decision on its reduction or elimination. With the currently existing system of deferments makes no sense to discuss the establishment of a strong army.

Plan to reduce the number of delays is consistent with the plan of the Ministry of Defense to reduce from 2008, compulsory military service to one year. In addition, the Defense Ministry gives firm assurances that conscripted soldiers would not serve in "hot spots".

This was announced at a press conference in Moscow, the chief of staff and educational work of the Defense Ministry, Colonel-General Nikolai Pankov, informs RIA Novosti news agency.

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