200,000 Dodge Draft

About 200,000 young men eligible for draft are avoiding it by ignoring draft notices or switching residences for the duration of the draft campaign, Vasily Smirnov, head of the General Staff’s organization and mobilization department, said Monday.

But the spring draft, which ended July 15, saw the army successfully meet planned quotas, recruiting 270,600 people into one-year mandatory military service, he told Interfax. 


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