It is planned to increase the age limit for compulsory military service to 30 in Russia

RussiaIt is planned to make a change in the 18-27 age range, which is applied in compulsory military service in Turkey. In his statement, the Chairman of the Defense Committee of the Russian Parliament Andrei Kartapolov stated that Russia can increase the upper age limit for compulsory military service to 30 in the spring, and the lower age limit can only be increased from 18 to 21 after a transition period of 1 to 3 years. .

It is thought that Russia will make the change in order to increase the number of its current troops by 30 percent and to fill the large manpower shortages caused by the heavy losses in the war in Ukraine. In another statement, Kartapolov rejected the statements that this change would be made to increase the number of soldiers and said, “The number of soldiers we have decreases every year and this number will not increase.” .

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in December last year, at the Ministry of Defense compulsory military service supported the proposal to increase the current age range from 18-27 to 21-30 for service. Russia plans to increase the number of troops from 1.15 million to 1.5 million.
On the other hand, in September last year, Russia declared mobilization for the first time since the Second World War due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and recruited more than 300,000 people.