Putin Agrees To Contractual Basis Move For Armed Forces Recruitment

President Vladimir Putin along with government representatives has approved a document to introduce a gradual change to armed force recruitment from conscription to a contractual basis. This was disclosed in an official statement by the Russian Presidents' press-secretary Alexei Gromov, who stated that this document was drafted by the government following a decision from the Security Council. According to the press-secretary, military reforms were discussed during a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov.

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