The Saeima of Latvia adopted a law on the restoration of compulsory conscription for military service

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The Saeima of Latvia adopted a law on the restoration of compulsory conscription for military service

Latvia is restoring compulsory military conscription from July 1, 2023. The Saeima of Latvia adopted the corresponding decision today in the third reading, supporting the adoption of the law on compulsory military service.

Now male citizens of Latvia upon reaching the age of 18 will be called up for military service for a period of 1 year. Thus, the country is returning to the recruiting model of the national armed forces, which existed before 2007.



Recall that in 2007, at the initiative of the then Minister of Defense of Latvia, Atis Slakteris, military duty in the republic was abolished. Riga then focused on the formation of a professional army. Therefore, the armed forces were recruited on a voluntary basis by men and women who had reached the age of 18.

The beginning of a special military operation of the RF Armed Forces in Ukraine forced Latvia to change the model of recruitment of personnel of the armed forces. Apparently, the West considers the Baltic countries, like Poland, as a "second echelon" of human resources in the event of a large-scale armed confrontation with Russia.

Since in this case it will not be possible to ensure the proper number of military personnel by hiring contract soldiers, and the need for a high-volume mobilization reserve remains, measures will be taken in the Baltic countries and Poland to further restore the draft principle of manning the armed forces.

At present, the total strength of the Latvian armed forces is 16. Most of the personnel are employed in the country's ground forces.
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  1. +2
    April 5 2023 15: 33
    The entire l / s of the indicated army is involved in servicing the occupying contingent at Nata bases (cooks, plumbers, drivers).
    1. 0
      April 7 2023 13: 14
      The entire l / s of the indicated army is involved in servicing the occupying contingent at Nata bases (cooks, plumbers, drivers).
      You are an optimist. They will be used as demining agents. For the technique is expensive, but the gay European soldier must be protected.
  2. 0
    April 5 2023 15: 39
    In Latvia, there are only 1.8 M people .. including the elderly, women .. cripples of the brain and babies ... where do they climb.
    One Iskander missile with I \ Warhead is enough .. and this country will cease to exist.
  3. +1
    April 5 2023 15: 41
    But do citizens / non-citizens themselves want to serve? And will they? After all, it’s much easier to dump in geyropsky countries - and goodbye, Latvian army))) wassat
  4. Mwg
    +1
    April 5 2023 15: 57
    The Saeima of Latvia adopted a law on the restoration of compulsory conscription for military service
    What about liberal values? But what about "human rights", which put the desires of the individual above all?! This is violence against a person - a mandatory call for service. Ai-yay-yay, not good...
  5. 0
    April 5 2023 17: 45
    Latvia restores compulsory military conscription from July 1, 2023
    There would be no happiness, but misfortune helped. It must be assumed that the Latvians are delighted with the prospect of becoming cannon fodder for the glory of the great America (yes, it will be blessed), freedom and democracy in the form of 58 genders...
  6. 0
    April 5 2023 21: 28
    Is there anyone to invite? Haven't all the young people escaped from the Vymirati yet?
  7. 0
    April 6 2023 13: 19
    Well, what about the damned past? After all, the appeal is a Soviet legacy? They were running away from him! And, here it caught up with them! Good luck!
  8. 0
    April 7 2023 13: 12
    The rats stirred. They feel that they can make a living. And the owner allowed it. I hope, by the end, they will leave a couple of paragraphs in our history books.