According to him, the recruitment drive comes without disruption. “The military Commissariat supplied more than two million medical masks, more than 230 thousand test systems, as well as non-contact thermometers. The collection points are barrier control, and routine disinfection measures. May 20 the troops sent to more than 34 thousand recruits. They all passed the test for the coronavirus, the results are negative,” – said the Minister.
Shoigu stressed that the transportation of recruits designed to eliminate contact of the recruits with other people. For the same young soldiers on arrival in the military unit are accommodated in separate quarters and placed on a two-week quarantine.
According to the presidential decree the spring conscription for military service takes place as planned from 1 April to 15 July. During this time the system will supply 135 thousand citizens of the Russian Federation aged 18 to 27 years. With regard to the scope of the current appeal, it is exactly the same as last spring. But if to speak in General, in recent years the appeal to Russia was reduced. The General staff explain this trend with the professionalization of the military system: there is a growing number of contractors.
In early spring, the defense Minister said that over the past seven years, the number of conscripts in the Armed forces was reduced to 225 thousand, i.e. by almost 100 thousand, and the number of soldiers exceeds 405 thousand people, that is, their number has increased more than twice. This process the army will continue. According to forecasts of Agency, by 2027 the contract in the ranks should be even more 499,2 thousand people.
Gripped the world pandemic in the fashion industry, however, forced the generals to adjust the usual practice of recruitment of conscripts. So, the military-medical Commission of a Commissariat in advance strengthened by specialists and additional medical equipment. This helps to test for the coronavirus 100% of recruits. Then the military registration and enlistment offices are engaged in sending new recruits to the service. This process because of the pandemic, shifted to late spring. The troops are only those who have a diagnostic test showed a negative result.