The law “On amendments to the Federal law “On military duty and military service”, signed on the eve of Vladimir Putin, allows the military to enter into short-term appointments without a probationary period for service within the country and abroad. Previously, the government explained that the new rule aims to accelerate the mobilization of the military to combat terrorism outside of Russia.
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Now in the contracts of troops will contain the phrase “prior to the termination of the circumstances necessitating their opinion”, but not more than one year. At the same time to serve a probationary period of three months prescribed by the General regulations for admission to military service under the contract, they do not have. Prior to the enactment of the servicemen had entered into contracts for two or three years, by choice, to ensigns, warrant officers and officers were able to sign contracts for a period of five years.
“The new rule allows for maximum flexibly and efficiently recruit professional staff for the solution of urgent problems. At the same time on who signed the contract is subject to all protections provided by the status of a soldier,” – said in an interview with “MK” chief editor of the magazine “national defense”, a member of the Public Council under the Ministry of defense Igor Korotchenko.
In turn, human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva believes that the adopted amendments to the law only alienate Russia from solving domestic and international problems by peaceful means. “As the generation that survived the Great Patriotic war, I more than anything want peace. And the rate on short-term contracts shows that Russia is going to continue military action there, where they go,” said our interlocutor.