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Karina Manukyan

Deputy Defense Minister of Armenia criticized the legislative  initiative by lawmaker Hayk Sargsyan

Deputy Defense Minister of Armenia criticized the legislative  initiative by lawmaker Hayk Sargsyan

ArmInfo.Deputy Defense Minister of Armenia Gabriel Balayan critically assessed the legislative initiative by Hayk Sargsyan, MP from the "My Step"  faction, according to which Armenian citizens will be able to serve  in the army for only one month, paying 10 million AMD to the state.

In an interview with reporters, Balayan said that there is a negative  opinion on this bill in the Ministry of Defense. In addition, he  expressed doubt about the fact that in just one month of military  service it is possible to obtain the necessary knowledge. According  to him, this takes at least five months. Meanwhile, Balayan noted  that this was purely his personal opinion, and did not exclude the  possibility that when preparing the bill, the lawmaker considered  international experience.

To note, according to the regulations adopted in 2005, persons who  have reached 27 years of age can avoid criminal liability for evading  military service by paying 3.6 million drams to the state (that is,  200 thousand drams for each missed military draft).

The new bill will allow people of draft age to use the financial  compensation mechanism until they are 27 years old, paying the state  10 million drams and serving in the army for only a month. Earlier,  Hayk Sargsyan noted that such mechanisms of accelerated military  service are successfully operating in different countries of the  world

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