Russia Discusses Recruiting Citizens Age 40 and Over to Join Military Troops?

Russia Discusses Recruiting Citizens Age 40 and Over to Join Military Troops?
Vladimir Putin shakes the hand of a Russian and Belorussian soldiers engaged in Zapad exercises

International Military - The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is still ongoing today. It is also known that the conflict that has occurred since Thursday, February 24, 2022, has indeed brought a lot of losses on both sides.

It is even known that this loss does not only come from the equipment used for combat. But it is also known that there were many casualties, both citizens and soldiers of the two countries who also had to lose their lives.

Reporting from the wio news page, it is currently reported that Russia is trying to increase its armed forces. It is even reported that with this, his party is considering allowing citizens over the age of 40 to join.

As for foreign nationals, it is reported that the Russian side is also considering foreigners aged 30 years and over to join. This statement was also delivered by the Russian parliament, the State Duma on Friday, 20 May 2022.

In this case, he said that his party was considering moving the law that would allow the military. This was done in order to utilize the skills of older professionals to join the military.

"For the use of high-precision weapons, the operation of weapons and military equipment, highly professional specialists are needed," he said. Which is known to indicate professional will usually refer to people who are 40 to 45 years old.

Meanwhile, Russian citizens aged 18-40 years and foreigners 18-30 years old have already signed their first contract with the military. Quoted from the, members of the Russian party have also revealed this.

The party said this could allow the military to take advantage of the skills of older professionals. It was also reported that this move came after purported setbacks such as the death of Russian soldiers to the loss of combat equipment.

This has also been confirmed by military experts, who say that Russia has faced losses in its troops and military. It was even known in a report that the fighting that took place had also brought almost the entire adult male population into battle.

Not only that, it is also known that to date, the Ukrainian army has succeeded in reclaiming some of their territory. Including in early April Russian troops have decided to come out from around Kyiv.

But this is still under proposal, and is likely to be enforced given the number of Russian officials agreeing.

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