Putin signed a decree on spring conscription

Putin signed a decree on spring conscription

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, signed a decree calling up Russians for military service in the spring. The call will last from April 1 to July 15. It is planned to enlist 150 thousand people. The document is published on the legal information portal.

From January 1, according to the new rules, persons aged 18 to 30 years are subject to conscription. Previously, the upper limit of the conscription age was limited to 27 years. Russians who turned 27 by the end of December last year will not be drafted. The duration of the service is one hour.

The General Staff of Russia previously stated that conscripts will not be drafted into the war zone with Ukraine.

According to official data, 130,000 new recruits were sent to the army during the previous fall conscription.

  • After the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Russian government adopted a number of changes to the legislation concerning military service. Conscripts are allowed to transfer to contract service from the first day, and not after completing training. Fines for not appearing at the military enlistment office on a summons were increased 10 times – from three to 30,000 rubles. A special regime of military registration was introduced for prisoners serving sentences in prisons and colonies – previously they did not have the right to serve in the army.
  • According to the latest estimates by journalists of the BBC, “Mediazone” and a team of volunteers, more than 49 thousand Russian servicemen have died since the beginning of the war against Ukraine. Almost 13,000 of them are between the ages of 18 and 29.

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