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Putin signs decree on conscription of 147,000 men

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Thursday a decree on the routine conscription of another 147,000 men.

The men aged between 18 and 27 who are not in the army reserve and "are subject to conscription" will be recruited between April 1 and July 15. Putin also instructed the army to dismiss soldiers "whose term of military service has expired." Andrey Kartapolov, head of the Russian State Duma Defense Committee, stressed the new recruits will not be sent to Ukraine.

Earlier this month, Kartapolov introduced a bill proposing to increase the age bracket for conscription to men aged 21-30 years. If passed, the law would come into effect at the beginning of 2024.

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