Vladimir Putin signs law that extends the age range to serve in the Russian army

The law received the approval of both chambers of the Russian Parliament.


Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Saturday the law that removes the age limit for serving in the military coinciding with the Russian military campaign in Ukraine.

Earlier this week, the law was approved by both chambers of the Russian Parliament. According to its authors from the ruling United Russia party, the purpose of the law is that each person of working age can sign their first professional contract with the Armed Forces.

The official deputies explain that the use of precision weapons and heavy weapons requires “highly qualified specialists“, whose age is usually around 40-45 years.

Currently, the age limits for signing the first contract with the Russian army is from 18 to 40 years, which in the case of foreigners is from 18 to 30 years.

According to Russian deputies, there are specialists interested in participating in the military campaign in Ukraine, but so far they could not be called because the law did not allow it.

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