More than 34 thousand new recruits have joined the army since the beginning of the spring draft

More than 34 thousand new recruits have been sent in troops since the beginning of the spring draft, said during selector meeting the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation General of the army Sergei Shoigu.

"Since may 20, the troops sent to more than 34 thousand recruits. They all passed the test for the coronavirus, the results are negative. Military transport is designed to eliminate contact of the recruits with other citizens. On arrival in the unit, they are placed on a two-week quarantine in a separate barracks," he said.

The Minister said that the recruitment drive comes without disruption. In order to prevent and combat the pandemic in the military conscription delivered more than two million medical masks, more than 230 thousand test systems, as well as non-contact thermometers. The collection points are the barrier control and disinfection.

To serve in this year will go to 135 thousand people – exactly as many young people were drafted during the spring conscription campaign in 2019. In the framework of the autumn conscription went 132 thousand conscripts.