The government's intention to increase military service in the 12 months ago, the Minister of National Defense, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, announced from Thassos.
It is recalled that the discussions between the government and the Armed Forces on the possibility of increasing the military service were initially revealed by the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, during the press conference he gave in the context of the TIFF. at 13 September.
The Minister of National Defense, however, did not specify in their statements yesterday the time horizon that the increase of the term will take place, while he only said that it will take place "soon"..
According to what Open TV broadcast, the Ministry of National Defense awaits the suggestions of the staffs and in particular of the General Staff of the Army, and according to information the increase of the term will be done by 2021. According to the same report, there is the thought of doing it from the first ESSO, of his first month 2021, but this will probably happen with the second ESSO in March.
According to what was stated on Sunday from Thassos, Mr.. Panagiotopoulos, however, "Political and military leadership are strong" and "ensure the conditions for the Armed Forces to protect the country's territorial sovereignty and sovereign rights by creating a strong deterrent against any intrusion".
In this way, The minister said "the challenges and threats that the country is facing are being addressed". Pointed out, that the ministry's plan includes the recruitment of professional hoplites as well as an increase in conscripts by increasing 12 months that "will be done soon" but also "with an increase in the students of the productive schools that take out the officers in the army, the Air Force and the Navy ", fact that data will bring "more to Evros to serve".