Russian military will reach draft quota by end of this year

Mayor Says Moscow Has Reached Its Draft Quota On Russian Soldiers By The End Of This Year This week, Moscow announced that the Russian military will reach its draft quota within the next year…

Russian military will reach draft quota by end of this year

Mayor Says Moscow Has Reached Its Draft Quota On Russian Soldiers By The End Of This Year

This week, Moscow announced that the Russian military will reach its draft quota within the next year after more of its servicemen left the army earlier this year.

The Kremlin said on Thursday that its military will reach its draft quota by the end of this year. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that the final figures and quotas for servicemen’s service in the army have been reached in the past two weeks. It said that the number of regular servicemen and their family members now total 1,851,900.

“Our military began to take off last year and all servicemen are making final preparations for the service. All young men who have enlisted in the military over the past year will be going off to the military for the first time. They will have to carry out specific training, in accordance with rules and regulations of military service. Their service is planned for the end of this year, and once more they will be called to military service again in 2017,” said the Defense Ministry.

The Defence Ministry said that Russian servicemen will be called to military service for three years in 2017 and two years in 2018.

“At the end of the current year, the service will not be completed within the three-year military period,” the Defence Ministry said, adding that a second or third call will be made if a serviceman does not complete the military service within the three years.

According to the Defence Ministry, most of these services have their quotas set at 18 months, as the main branch of the army.

In 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that almost a million servicemen had volunteered to join the army. This year, the number is over a million, the ministry said.

Moscow has been under pressure to increase its recruitment since the crisis in Ukraine, where Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year triggered the largest influx of soldiers into the Ukrainian army in history.

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