11 times more clergymen, Ecclesiastical Institute students requested deferment of military service last year

11 times more clergymen and students of Ecclesiastical Institute addressed the relevant agency for postponement of the mandatory military service in 2018 compared to the previous year.

According to information obtained by InterPressNews, 7 286 clergymen and students of Ecclesiastical Institute postpone their military service in 2016-2018. The number of clergymen and students of Ecclesiastical Institute, who requested deferment of service was 426 in 2016, 553 – in 2017 and 6 307 – in 2018.

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