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Georgia abolished the compulsory military service

В Грузии отменили обязательную службу в армииGeorgia abolished the mandatory military service.

Monday, June 27, the Minister of defence of Georgia Tina Khidasheli has signed a decree that abolished mandatory conscription.

Tina Khidasheli noted that despite the fact that the Parliament failed to adopt the law on the abolition of conscription, she can personally make the decision and issue its own decree.

“I am here before you sign a decree on the abolition of compulsory conscription, consequently, the decision entered into force,” said Khidasheli told reporters.

Earlier, the head of the Georgian defense Ministry believed that the decision to abolish mandatory conscription will only enter into force in 2017.

Reference: the Georgian Armed forces consist of ground forces, air forces and paramilitary structures of the national guard. The Navy was abolished as a separate armed forces, and the ships transferred to the coast guard in 2009 after the war with Russia. The total number of armed forces of Georgia in 2011 amounted to 20 655 military personnel.

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