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Russia: Putin less than positive about those who skip the draft01:25

Russia: Putin less than positive about those who skip the draft

Russian Federation, Sochi
July 21, 2017 at 08:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he did not look fondly on those who attempted to escape military conscription during a talk with young Russians at the Sirius Educational Centre for Gifted Children in Sochi, Friday.

When asked on a set of cards, how he felt about those who try to skip the army, the Russian leader responded “Of course, I relate to those people who try to skip the army in a most negative way. Conversely, with respect to those who are ready to put their back behind the country and protect, even if by themselves. We have a lot of such people, and there are a lot of young people. "

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he did not look fondly on those who attempted to escape military conscription during a talk with young Russians at the Sirius Educational Centre for Gifted Children in Sochi, Friday.

When asked on a set of cards, how he felt about those who try to skip the army, the Russian leader responded “Of course, I relate to those people who try to skip the army in a most negative way. Conversely, with respect to those who are ready to put their back behind the country and protect, even if by themselves. We have a lot of such people, and there are a lot of young people. "

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