The Russian Ministry of Defense considers the proposal of the Ministry of Finance to reduce the size of the country’s Armed Forces unacceptable. This was reported in the official statement of the military department on October 20.
Non-statutory attitude: the Ministry of Finance has prepared a reform of the armed forces Among the department’s initiatives – a 10% reduction in the number of the armed forces and an increase in the age of retirement
“The Russian Ministry of Defense has carefully analyzed the content of the proposals prepared by the Russian Ministry of Finance on reducing the number of the Armed Forces and changing certain provisions of the system of social guarantees for servicemen. A motivated position was sent to the Security Council of the Russian Federation on the inadmissibility of these proposals and the lack of their support from the leadership of the military department, ”the Defense Ministry told Izvestia.
It is noted that at the moment the number and structure of the country’s Armed Forces are established by the President and are determined based on the entire set of tasks in the field of effective ensuring the security of the state.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the proposal of the Ministry of Finance of Russia to reduce posts will lead to zero economic effect, since funds for the payment of monetary allowances to servicemen are allocated for the actual number.
“The leadership of the Russian Ministry of Defense expressed rejection of the measures proposed by the Russian Ministry of Finance. In turn, the Russian Ministry of Defense will continue comprehensive work aimed at expanding effective measures of social protection of servicemen and their families, ”the ministry concluded.
Earlier on the same day, Izvestia, with reference to the document, said that the Russian Ministry of Finance had developed a project according to which the number of military personnel could be reduced by 10%.
The project involves the optimization of costs through vacancies. In addition, the initiative can be realized through the transfer to the civil service of persons not related to the performance of combat missions, namely teachers, financiers, personnel officers, doctors, logisticians and lawyers, writes Gazeta.ru.