Putin signed a decree on the spring conscription

Putin signed a decree on the spring conscription

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President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the spring conscription of citizens for military service. In accordance with the document from 1 April to 15 July 2017 in the Russian Armed forces will be sent to 142 thousand people

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on conscription for military service 142 thousand. The document published on the official portal of legal information.

The call for military service shall be citizens of Russia from 18 to 27 years, “not being in stock and eligible in accordance with the Federal law “On military duty and military service” military service”, the document says. The decree comes into force from March 30. Call entrusted to the government, the Executive authorities in the regions and enlistment commissions.

In October—December 2016 in accordance with the decree of the President the army was intended to 152 thousand citizens of Russia. Last spring, the military service went 155 thousand.

Last week, the head of the Duma Committee on defense, former commander of the airborne forces Vladimir Shamanov saidthat the deputies are discussing the possibility of increasing the maximum conscription age to 30 years. Shamanov said that the part of the legislators believed that the bar 27, mounted in the present time as the age limit of service in the army, underestimated.

“Some have suggested 30 years that the Dodgers were not interested to avoid,” — said the Shaman. He also said that the Committee will create a working group to develop appropriate legislative initiatives.

According to the results of a survey conducted by the Levada center in January of 2017, more than half of Russians (58%) in favour of maintaining conscription for military service. This figure, preserved in 2016, is the highest since 1997, said the sociologists. Most often for the preservation of universal conscription had long retired (66%) and Russians over 55 years (63%). The transition to a professional army was supported by only 37% of respondents, mainly Russians under 25 years of age and students.