The State Duma announced the absence of the need for military training for all youth
The head of the State Duma Committee on Defense Andrei Kartapolov said on the air of the TV channel that there was no need to send all the youth in Russia to military training.
According to him, the mobilization reserve system created in Russia fully meets the threats and challenges facing the country.
“And there is no need to drive all the youth through some kind of military training today,” the deputy explained.
In addition, he noted that with an increase in the draft age, it is not planned to increase the number of recruits. He explained that the same number of people will be called up for military service as before – about 200,000 people.
Earlier, Lieutenant-General Viktor Sobolev, a member of the Russian State Duma Defense Committee, called for the introduction of mandatory six-month military training for Russian youth. In his opinion, there are not enough reservists to confront NATO, so “100 percent of young people” need to be trained in military specialties.