The State Duma adopted a bill allowing citizens to sign short-term contracts to participate in military operations inside the country and abroad.
The bill proposes to provide conscripts servicemen, as well as those who are in “military reserve” the right to sign a short-term contract for military service.
Contracts will be signed for no more than 1 year for taking part in resolving issues “during emergencies, or to maintain or restore peace and security, or to suppress international terrorist activities abroad, as well as in maritime campaigns,” the document says.
“Because of intensifying of international terrorist activities, it became necessary to increase the mobility of troops (forces), to create consolidated and non-standard units, and to staff them in order to promptly solve short-term but important tasks associated with suppressing activities of terrorist and extremist organizations,” stated in the explanatory note to the document.
The bill was developed by the Defense Ministry.