The state Duma will hold a closed “Government hour” defense Minister

The state Duma will hold a closed “Government hour” defense Minister

MOSCOW, December 16. The state Duma will be held on Wednesday’s “Government hour” defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. The event will be held closed to the press – this is the traditional format of meetings with the head of the military Department. The report will also act as supervising the defence sector, the Chairman of the accounts chamber Vera Chistova.

Prior to that, Shoigu reported to the deputies in June 2014.

United Russia party members interested in GOZ

Member of state Duma Committee on defense, Colonel-General Viktor Zavarzin (“United Russia”) believes that Shoigu “will emphasize actions to further increase the military capacity of the Armed Forces”. Attention will also be paid to the continuation of large-scale rearmament of the Russian armed forces with modern and sophisticated weapons and military equipment, he suggested.

It is expected that by 2020 the share of modern equipment in the army must be not less than 70%, the MP reminded. Zavarzin stressed that Russia’s Armed Forces “demonstrate to the world its power, high combat readiness, which every year only increases.”

First Deputy Chairman of state Duma Committee on industry Vladimir Gutenev, for its part, is planning to raise the issue of the state defense order. “Despite the implementation of the import substitution policy in the context of the sanctions pressure on Russia, a number of components when the state orders purchased abroad”, – he reminded. Introduce the same amendments to the law on the state defense order constraints, and binding to rigid contracts do not allow its performers GOZ to make forward-looking groundwork, he complained. In addition the implementation of the provisions of the law “significantly increases the risk of disclosure through interaction with the banks because the latter does not have the necessary tolerances”, stated the politician. He wished to know the opinion of the speaker about the possibility to bring in law changes that could alleviate these problems.

The Communist party care about Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan, Turkey and NATO

The Chairman of the Duma Committee on defense Vladimir Komoedov said that the Communist party would be interested in how the situation in Syria and the “internal Affairs” in the Russian army, as well as the situation in the defence industry. “The issues (the Minister) all formulated and distributed,” he confirmed.

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Communists are also concerned about “the situation which develops today in the South-East of Ukraine in connection with the fact that heavy equipment is lifted again, contrary to the Minsk agreements”, said the Deputy Chairman of the CPRF Central Committee, state Duma Deputy Vladimir Kashin. “What in this situation can be expected in the near future?” he asked the question.

The faction is concerned about “the situation in the South (in Afghanistan), where (the movement), the Taliban (banned in the RF group) is gaining momentum”, continued the MP. “We are concerned about the situation in Syria as the situation develops and the conflict, which escalated with Turkey,” he said.

Another issue that should be addressed during pravchasa, that “the expansion of NATO to the East”, believes Kashin. “These are issues of accession to NATO of new countries, including Montenegro, and the Baltic States, where not only alive, but also the technical part (attendance – approx.) in times of increased – what are the answers to this direction we should give,” he added.

In addition, the Communist party is interested in “everything connected with the Union State (Russia and Belarus)”, including “to increase the combat capabilities for the protection of the sovereignty and borders.”

“There is still the problem of military camps, where we believe that problems remained. Here it is necessary to solve a number of infrastructure issues,” he listed the MP and other possible topics. It also concerned the question of support of veterans of the Armed Forces of the apartments. “What’s wrong with upgrading? Whether we are in the program until 2020?”, he asked.

Elimination of consequences “surdukowski”

First Deputy head of the faction “Fair Russia” Mikhail Emelyanov said that his colleagues intend to raise the issues of providing the army with modern weapons, the elimination of the consequences “of surdukowski”, the interaction between the defense complex and the army, improvement of social conditions of service of the contract servicemen and conscripts.

The LDPR will ask about Syria and Turkey

Vice-speaker of the state Duma from LDPR Igor Lebedev said that the liberal Democrats “will pay more attention to events outside our country, especially on the situation in Syria and the incident with the downed Russian aircraft from the Turkish air force”. The main part of issues will be dedicated to this, he confirmed. “We are also concerned about the state of the army and its combat readiness,” – said the politician.


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