Defense companies cannot be banned due to State Defense Order – Russian Deputy Prime Minister – Military and Defense


MOSCOW, November 7th. / TASS /. Russian defense sector companies cannot be banned due to their liabilities under the state defense order, so they must strictly adhere to all anti-coronavirus measures, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said on Sunday.

“We cannot go into lockdown because we have to implement the state defense order. We have very heavy obligations. So discipline is the most important thing. However, we also suffered losses as many general designers died, ”he said in an interview with Moscow.Kreml.Putin on the Rossiya-1 TV channel.

In turn, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that strict discipline and the implementation of all anti-coronavirus requirements are very important for the Russian armed forces. “The death rate is 45 times, not one percent lower than in general in Russia. The number of hospital admissions has fallen three times compared to last year,” he said when asked about the results of the 95 percent vaccination coverage and other anti-coronavirus measures in the army.

According to the minister, the army cannot be loyal to voluntary vaccination. “We cannot, shall we say, be loyal, because if our long-haul ships go into service and there is an infected person among the crew, should we return the ship? And who will go into combat service? Who will defend the country? The crews are on duty around the clock and there must be no doubt that we are in control of this process. So vaccination is a must, “he emphasized.

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