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    Russian National Guard to Receive Weapons, Equipment From Defense Ministry

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    Russian National Guard will be able to receive weapons and equipment for free from the Defense Ministry stockpiles, according to the draft of the law published Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the draft of the law on the provision of equipment to the National Guard, it may be carried out using Defense Ministry surplus.

    "Through the donation of the excesses of weapons, ammunition, military and special equipment from the Defense Ministry," the draft read.

    Until that, the National Guard will need to apply to the Defense Ministry annually, indicating the range and the number of the needed weaponry.

    Russian National Guard, a new federal executive body, was created on July 3 and will be engaged in the fight against terrorism and organized crime, provide legal regime of emergency and anti-terrorist operations, protect significant government facilities and special cargo, assist the Federal Security Service (FSB) in protection of the state border.

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