A Russian reservist called up in Putin’s partial mobilisation bids farewell to relatives and acquaintances in Omsk on January 6. Photo: Reuters
A Russian reservist called up in Putin’s partial mobilisation bids farewell to relatives and acquaintances in Omsk on January 6. Photo: Reuters
Ukraine war

Russia could raise draft age amid heavy Ukraine losses

  • Putin has backed proposals to increase the age limit from 27 to 30 in a move that would boost the number of Russian troops by 30 per cent
  • The lower limit would also be raised from 18 to 21, but only after a ‘transition period’

A Russian reservist called up in Putin’s partial mobilisation bids farewell to relatives and acquaintances in Omsk on January 6. Photo: Reuters
A Russian reservist called up in Putin’s partial mobilisation bids farewell to relatives and acquaintances in Omsk on January 6. Photo: Reuters
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