Klintsevich said that a one-year service life in a modern army is not enough to master the MAS and master modern weapons.
Ведомости give the phrase uttered by the senator:
Service in the Armed Forces for one year is nothing, and it is impossible to provide reliable personnel. The decision from 2008 of the year to switch to a one-year service life was the result of a political conjuncture and an externally imposed tendency to reduce the combat readiness of the Russian Armed Forces.
In addition, Klintsevich appealed to the State Duma deputies with a proposal to support the draft law on pre-draft and off-arms training in Russia.
According to Klintsevich, this bill is ultimately extremely important for the country in terms of a one-year conscription term.