As the modern military faces more complicated challenges and obtains advanced technologies, it requires a transition to a professional army, said President Vladimir Putin. “Compulsory military service slowly becomes a thing of the past,” he said, adding that “it takes time and appropriate financing” to make it happen. “But this trend exists and we will move in this direction,” Putin stressed. However, many countries don’t abolish compulsory military service completely because militaries have a lot of unskilled work to do, he added.
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