Comments continue to be received from various sources regarding the resonant statement of the military commissar of the cities of Dubna, Dmitrov and Taldom near Moscow regarding the alleged increase in the term of conscription from 2023.
Recall that Lieutenant Colonel Mikhail Fotin himself called this "decision" logical, pointing out that a response is needed to the entry of "northern neighbors" into NATO. The video on Dmitrov TV was deleted some time after publication. Then Mikhail Fotin himself said that "he said a lot, but they edited it the way they edited it."
At the moment, the Russian Ministry of Defense puts an end to the issue.
In the defense department of the country, commenting on the video materials that appeared on the network with statements by the military commissar near Moscow that “such a decision was sent to the military registration and enlistment offices” (about an alleged increase in the term of service), they report that they (the statements of the lieutenant colonel) do not correspond to reality.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reports that at the moment there are no changes in the country's legislation regarding the increase in the period of conscription service. Moreover, it was noted that at present no changes in the legislation in this regard are proposed by the Ministry of Defense itself.
The action of the 38th article of the Federal Law is emphasized, which states that the term of military service on conscription in Russia is 12 months.