"The current system of mobilization is based on the system and principles of the Soviet army, and does not work worth a damn in our country. Alcoholics and dodgers, drug addicts and morons: formally they are all subject to mobilization. [The principle is] we take all we can get; the quality is not important," Biryukov noted Tuesday.
Speaking in favor of "recruitment on a volunteer basis," Biryukov noted that he would soon present a plan to the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff for the formation of several experimental volunteer recruitment centers with branches across the country.
Biryukov hopes that financial incentives, including government benefits and the provision of housing, together with a system of bonuses and penalties on the basis of service, will allow for "the possibility of carrying out part of the fifth wave of mobilization not through force, but on a voluntary basis."