The military serving in the peacekeeping contingent will perform “simplified tasks” to support the mission and will be stationed at the main bases of the missions, said the head of the State Duma Defense Committee Andrei Kartapolov in a conversation with URA.Ru correspondent (publication of April 7).
Kartapolov said: “Enlisted men who have undergone additional training can be involved in simplified tasks during peacekeeping missions. They can be drivers, cooks. There will be a division into categories of servicemen. Those who perform tasks on the line of demarcation, where required, stand at peacekeeping posts. And there will be those who perform support tasks at the main bases, but they will be participants in peacekeeping operations”.
Let us remind you that the State Duma passed in the first reading the bill suggested by the Defense Ministry, which will make it possible to send conscripts to serve in peacekeeping missions. Conscripts will be able to join peacekeeping missions after they undergo special training. According to the current legislation, currently only contract servicemen can take part in peacekeeping missions on a voluntary basis.
Colonel General Kartapolov, 59 years old, was elected to the Duma from the party list of “United Russia” in Moscow from the post of deputy defense minister and head of the Main Military-Political Administration of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.