The Russian defense Ministry has decided to suspend from duty military suffering from excess weight, reported RIA Novosti source in the power Department. It is assumed that the medical Board will be forced to pass soldiers with the third and fourth stages of obesity.
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In the power Department, commented on recent media information that is too thick will be sent to the military medical Commission, which will decide whether they are fit for service or not.
So, on the eve of the Agency “Uralinformbjuro” with reference to the order of the chief of staff of the Armed forces of Russia Evgeny Lark reported that men with a fourth degree of obesity will be fired, and those who have the third degree, “will be removed away from the front line”, and appointed to other military posts.
The interlocutor of RIA Novosti news Agency confirmed that a Directive to “notified under the signature of” responsible for personnel of all the parts. “I believe that this is a timely decision,” he said.
Note that recently the Ministry of health reported that in Russia, 55% of men and 60% of women are overweight and obesity. However, over the last ten years, the percentage of obesity in men has increased almost twice.