The first batch of recruits are sent to the Russian military base in Abkhazia. 50 people that are undergoing basic military training in the "training camp" in Adygea will fill the ranks of the occupying forces. In total, it is planned to send up to one thousand recruits there. The process of replacing conscripts will be completed by mid-summer.
According to the press service of the Southern Military District, at present replacement of personnel with conscripts that passed three-month training at training centres of the Russian Defense Ministry has already been completed. About 400 graduates of training centres of the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation are assigned to high-tech positions of specialists and junior commanders.
During the selection preference was given to humidity and heat-resistant military, as well as those who expressed a desire to perform military service outside of Russia.