Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 11
The amendments to the law on "Military Duty and Military Service," envisaging the abolition of compulsory military service, were praised by the Legal Committee of the Georgian parliament, Sputnik reported.
The purpose of the bill, which will come into force on January 1, 2016, is to reallocate funds that the state spends on mandatory military service, the development of a professional military, and the defensive capacity of Georgia.
According to the amendments, military service will be divided into contract, reserve, and military personnel units.
In the case of military operations, all Georgian citizens will be required to perform military duties.