Journalists received a comment from Mikhail Fotin, military commissar near Moscow, who, on air on Dmitrov TV, announced a phased transition to a 2-year conscription service in Russia. Recall that Lieutenant Colonel Fotin on the air of the mentioned channel (later the video was deleted from the channel) said that from the spring of 2023 it is planned to increase the term of service for conscripts from a year to a year and a half, and then move on to a 2-year term - by 2024. According to Fotin, this is due to the entry of "northern neighbors into NATO." Such statements have caused a discussion on the network, which is also related to how effective the increase in service life is for preparing a qualified “conscript” soldier.
Meanwhile, on the air Moscow online (MSK1.ru) material appeared, which says that the journalists of the publication got through to Mikhail Fotin and asked him to comment on his statement.
The military commissar of Taldom, Dmitrov and Dubna himself commented as follows:
I have said a lot there. It all depends on how you installed it. You can mount the material you receive in different ways.
A more specific explanation has not yet been provided.
To date, there have been no official comments from the Ministry of Defense and other government agencies regarding the words of Lieutenant Colonel Mikhail Fotin.