Putin raised the age limit for reservists and reservists to the army by 5 years

The Russian authorities are still expanding the list of citizens subject to military registration and possible conscription to training camps and the army to participate in hostilities.

On Monday, July 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved an amendment to the law “On military duty and military service”, raising the age limit for reservists and warehousemen of the armed forces by five years.

From now on, citizens in the ranks of soldiers, sailors, sergeants, foremen, ensigns and cadets will be in reserve until 55 instead of 50 as they are now. This is the border of the third, oldest age category of the reserve.

The age limit for being in the first category of the reserve is increased from 35 to 40 years, in the second – from 45 to 50 years.

The age of reserve stay in the “mobilization reserve” is also increasing: for senior officers – from 60 to 65 years, for junior officers – from 55 to 60 years, for other ranks – from 45 to 55 years. At the same time, senior army officers will remain in reserve until the age of 70 (this age does not change).

At the same time, the law adopted by the State Duma on July 14 and approved by the Federation Council on July 19 raises the age limit for concluding the first contract with the Ministry of National Defense. Now it is 52 years for senior officers and 47 years for junior officers. By new standards – 62 years and 57 years, respectively.

In December last year, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced a wide-ranging reform of the army, consisting in increasing its number by 350,000. people up to 1.5 million. At the same time, it is planned to almost double the number of contract soldiers – by 290,000 to 695,000.

In January, the Kremlin ordered the regions to launch a massive recruitment campaign to replenish depleted forces in Ukraine, whose losses, according to Western figures, exceeded 200,000 dead and wounded. According to Bloomberg, the governors were issued orders 400,000 contract soldiers and volunteers, with the help of which the authorities hoped to avoid a second open mobilization. For six months, the army received 114,000. contract soldiers and 52 thousand. volunteers reported Shoigu to President Vladimir Putin in late June.


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