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Amendments on reduction of the term of military service in Georgia adopted in the second reading2013-04-04 16:03
Parliament of Georgia has adopted in the second reading amendments to the law "On military duty and military service", which is aims to reduce the mandatory period of service in the Army from 18 to 12 months, the News-Georgia reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The authors of the bill claim the amendments are designed to solve the problems related to the conscription, since the previous legislation did not provide the rotation of the recruits at one and the same time.
The amendments also provide deferment of military service for those graduates who have registered for passing the Unified National Examinations for admission to the university.
Recently, the Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania stated that Georgian military forces must be in constant alert because of the additional Russian military bases in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
"During the last year the situation in the Georgian territories occupied by the enemy - Russia, according to the intelligence, has not changed. I would say that it is complicated by the fact that in the last year there have appeared additional fortifications and bases in Abkhazia and the Tskhinval region (South Ossetia)", said Alasania at the meeting of the parliamentary committee on defense and security.