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Putin allows foreigners to serve in the Russian Armed Forces

MADRID, 14 Nov.

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Putin allows foreigners to serve in the Russian Armed Forces


Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday that allows people with foreign citizenship to serve in the country's Armed Forces.

In this way, Russia modifies its regulations on military service until now in force, which limited participation in the Armed Forces to only Russian citizens.

Now, military service can be carried out not only by Russians, but also by foreign citizens who have a residence permit in the country, Interfax collects.

"Military service is performed by those (...) who are citizens of Russia, including those who have citizenship of a foreign state with a residence permit and another document confirming the right to permanent residence," reads the new legislation.

Another aspect that is modified by Putin's decree is the procedure for carrying out military service in periods of peace by foreign citizens, the procedure for concluding a military service contract and its own termination.

Likewise, the new legislation limits the participation in the Armed Forces of those citizens who have been discovered in possession of drugs, reports the Russian agency TASS.

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