Ozerov said that for the first time heard about the planned reduction of the military budget for the 3-year period. Not enough that he believes that sequestration may pose a risk of execution of the municipal defense order. According to Ozerov, materials of the reported reduction military spending have been reported also in the Duma.
On February 14, on Tuesday, the newspaper "Vedomosti" (referring to the source the government) wrote that government Russia started the discussion of the project of renovation of the "Strategy 2020", according to which the amount of the yearly reductions in the military field in the coming 3 years can be up to $ 700 billion. rub. The newspaper said the savings including planned to bring in health, education and development of the transport system.
As reported by the newspaper (with reference to source, close to the Ministry of Defence), to study the issue of a possible reduction military spending 2015 was entrusted to First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov. According to source edition government Russia can save on the acquisition of a French helicopter carriers "Mistral", also on the construction of additional strategic nuclear submarines of project 955 "Borey". Under reduction can get and the staff of the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior.
Against the high cost of military sphere previously performed Minister of Finance Alexei Kudrin. According to one version, specifically the Minister's tough stance led him in September 2011 to retirement.