Posted 20 октября 2020,, 07:49

Published 20 октября 2020,, 07:49

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

"... But you hang in there.!": The Ministry of Finance proposes to cut spending on the army

"... But you hang in there.!": The Ministry of Finance proposes to cut spending on the army

20 октября 2020, 07:49
The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation sent a draft reform of the armed forces to the Security Council, in which it proposed cost optimization. Among the initiatives of the department is a reduction in the number of military personnel by 10%.

This is reported by Izvestia, referring to the relevant document. The Ministry of Defense confirms receipt of the draft reform.

The publication clarifies that it is proposed to cut about one hundred thousand positions.

The Ministry of Finance points out that the measure can be carried out at the expense of vacancies and by transferring to the civil service those who are not directly related to the implementation of combat missions. We are talking about doctors, teachers, personnel officers, financiers, lawyers and logisticians.

In addition, the Ministry of Finance proposes to save by increasing the terms of use of clothing or replacing it with monetary compensation. The department also believes that it is necessary to provide food for contractors only in field exits and on alert.

Also, the project to optimize spending on the army includes a proposal to abandon the annual indexation of military pensions by 2% above the inflation rate and to increase the term of service to 25 years, which will play off 20 years.

The term of service required to obtain a military mortgage account is also proposed to be increased: for officers up to five years, for contract soldiers - up to eight years.

Let us recall that in September, the head of the Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov announced the need to revise spending on weapons by 5%.