Russian parliament abolishes age limit for military recruits

The Russian parliament approved a bill twice as fast on Wednesday to lift the contractual age limit for military service amid the high casualties in Ukraine.

Members of the House of Representatives approved the bill with three readings in one session, shortly after which the Senate, the Federation Council, agreed. The bill currently only requires the signature of President Vladimirputin to become a law.

Speaker of the House Vyacheslav Volodin said: “Today, in particular, we need to strengthen our army and support the Ministry of Defense. Our Commander-in-Chief is doing everything to ensure that our army wins, and I We need to help. “

Currently, only Russians aged 18-40 and foreigners aged 18-30 can join the Russian army as professional soldiers.

Russian troops suffered significant losses in the battle in Ukraine.

The Pentagon said on March 25 that 1,351 Russian soldiers had been killed and 3,825 were injured since Moscow sent troops to Ukraine on February 24.

Ukraine and Western intelligence officials say Russia’s losses in Ukraine were significantly higher at the time and have skyrocketed since March. Russian parliament abolishes age limit for military recruits

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