Only 19 of their existing 122 military construction units will remain part of the armed forces, Russian first deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov has announced. The other 103 units are to be sold off and turned into joint-stock companies. Nemtsov had earlier held up this idea as one of the "non-standard" measures the government would take to finance military reform. He said it would save some 1 trillion rubles this year alone. (Russian agencies, July 8-9)
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