Regardie said the lack of funding for translation of Riot police and SWAT to military service

MOSCOW, October 24. /TASS/. The staff of special forces of Regardie riot police and SWAT can be translated into military service only at the beginning of 2019 because of a lack of funding. This was at a meeting in the Federation Council the first Deputy Director of Regardie Sergei Melikov.

“Perhaps with those global events to be held in 2018, the employees of special forces, riot police, SWAT and aviation departments will be postponed to the second half of 2018 or early 2019. This is only because we do not see funding for these tasks,” he said.

According to Melikov, the date of the transfer have already been approved. “The decision of the security Council the time within 2018, was approved. Today when looking at the budget we see that the Ministry of Finance the funds for the troops of the national guard to perform this task is not allocated”, – he stressed, noting that in coming time there will be a meeting where this issue will be discussed.

“In the near future will be held a specific meeting, most likely, under the leadership of the Supreme commander, which will be refined parameters for the implementation of the decisions of the security Council. But our position is immutable – we need to put these people into military service, raising their social status”, – concluded the Deputy Director of Regardie.