Putin signs a new decree to call up 150,000 Russians between 18 and 30 years old

Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed the decree for the first call-up in 2024, which extends the age to 30 years, three more than in the previous one in autumn 2023, and will affect 150,000 Russians.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
30 March 2024 Saturday 10:39
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Putin signs a new decree to call up 150,000 Russians between 18 and 30 years old

Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed the decree for the first call-up in 2024, which extends the age to 30 years, three more than in the previous one in autumn 2023, and will affect 150,000 Russians.

"Carry out between April 1 and July 15, 2024 the call to military service of Russian citizens between the ages of 18 and 30," says the document published on the Russian Government's legal information portal.

The decree does not extend to those who turned 27 before the end of 2023 and reservists who are 28 and 29 years old.

It also provides for a moratorium on the service for citizens who work in computer companies.

In addition, it establishes the release of soldiers, sailors, sergeants and corporals who have already completed their service.

Rear Admiral Vladimir Tsimlyansky, the head of Organization and Mobilization of the Russian General Staff, reported last week that the newly drafted recruits will not participate in the war with Ukraine nor will they be sent to the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia , annexed in 2022.