Russia Preparing to Widen Conscription to Bolster War Machine: UK Intel

British intelligence says Russia is preparing to expand conscription to bolster its military strength.

among them saturday update In the course of the war in Ukraine, the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that members of the House of Commons (the lower house of the Russian Federation parliament) “have submitted a bill to change the age range for conscription from 21 to 30 for men.” Stated. years, from the current 18-27 years.

Although the number of years covered by the age brackets has not changed, men near the bottom of the current age bracket of 18 to 27 years old may be able to request exemptions from services on the grounds of tertiary education. It often happens.

” [Russian] The Ministry of Defense notes that a new law has been passed and is likely to come into force by January 2024, and officials will change the age group so that students will eventually be forced to serve in the military. He said that it is likely that he is trying to strengthen the number of troops by doing so.

The defense ministry acknowledged that “Russia continues to officially ban conscription activities in Ukraine,” but that “at least hundreds of people have been forced to sign contracts either through administrative disruptions. It is possible that he was drafted after his death,” he said.

Critics of Western support for Ukraine tend to dismiss such proposals given Britain’s partisan stance on the war, but Russian officials admit Its conscripts were sometimes sent to Ukraine, seemingly in the wrong.

Prosecutor Artur Yegiyev told Russian parliamentarians last June that about a dozen police officers Proceedings faced President Vladimir Putin has publicly assured that only professional soldiers are being used in what the Kremlin calls “special military operations” in Ukraine.

“Even if Russia continues to refrain from deploying conscripts in the war, additional conscriptions will free more professional soldiers into battle,” the Defense Department concluded.

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