Russia to raise conscription age to 30
Move to increase number of men liable for military service
By Elena Teslova
MOSCOW (AA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Friday raising the maximum age at which men can be conscripted for military service from 27 to 30.
The move, which comes into effect on Jan. 1, 2024, will increase the number of men liable for military service.
It also prohibits those who are conscripted from leaving the country and increases the fine for not reporting for military service to 30,000 rubles ($313).
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