Russia announces plan to conscript 150,000 individuals into the army

Russian Army
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Russian dictator Vladimir Putin signed a decree on March 31 initiating a sprint draft from April 1 to July 15, aiming to mobilize 150,000 soldiers into the army.

Document states that Russian citizens aged 18 to 30 are subject to conscription.

According to the Russian Telegram channel ChetD, this year's conscription will be the largest since 2016, when 155.000 people were drafted into the Russian army. Since then, the size of the draft has only been decreasing.

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It is noted that the reason for this could be an increase in the maximum age of conscripts - from 27 to 30 years.

During last year's autumn conscription, 130.000 Russian citizens were drafted into the Russian army.

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, during the so-called "direct line" (a staged TV show where "people" can ask the "president" questions) on Dec. 14 said that there would be no second wave of mobilization in Russia, as there was no need for it.

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Putin also said that a campaign to recruit contract soldiers was underway in Russia and that 486.000 had already signed military contracts.

Deputy Chief of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine Vadym Skibitskyi said that according to Ukrainian intelligence, there were 462.000 Russians Ukrainian territory as of Jan. 11.

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Center for National Resistance, citing its own sources, reported that the Russians were going to involve conscripts in combat operations in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine on Feb. 13.

Earlier it was reported that in the occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, invaders announced a new conscription wave for men born in 1994-2006 on April 1.

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