Putin signed a decree on the spring conscription

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 in the army were called 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 said that the deputies are discussing the possibility of increasing the maximum conscription age to 30 years.