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Vladimir Putin has signed a decree setting out the routine spring conscription marketing campaign, calling up 150,000 residents for statutory army service, a doc posted on the Kremlin’s web site confirmed on Sunday.

Compulsory army service has lengthy been a delicate subject in Russia, the place many males go to nice lengths to keep away from being handed conscription papers throughout the twice-yearly call-up durations.

All males in Russia are required to do a year-long army service, or equal coaching throughout larger schooling, from the age of 18.

In July Russia’s decrease home of parliament voted to lift the utmost age at which males might be conscripted to 30 from 27. The new laws got here into impact on Jan 1, 2024.

Conscripts can not legally be deployed to battle outdoors Russia and have been exempted from a restricted mobilisation in 2022 that gathered not less than 300,000 males with earlier army coaching to battle in Ukraine – though some conscripts have been despatched to the entrance in error.

In September Putin signed an order calling up 130,000 individuals for the autumn marketing campaign and final spring Russia deliberate to conscript 147,000