The result of the work in 2020 was a 10.3% decrease in the number of servicemen wanted for unauthorized abandonment of military service, the agency quoted the agency as saying.
So, over the past year, 288 deserters were found. Including 115 people voluntarily arrived at the military investigative bodies of the UK, and 173 were detained during search activities.
At the end of August last year, Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia Andrei Kartapolov, speaking at a round table in the framework of the Army-2020 forum, announced the eradication of bullying and “barracks hooliganism” in the country’s Armed Forces. According to him, this influenced the desire of Russians to do military service in the army and the quality of the service itself.
According to Colonel-General Sergei Kuralenko, Chief of the Main Directorate of the Military Police of the Ministry of Defense, this was achieved thanks to the well-coordinated work of the military police, the military-political department of the defense department and unit commanders.