The Russian state Duma has passed an amendment extending the military call-up age to include citizens from 18 to 30 years.
“Starting January 1, 2024, citizens aged 18 to 30 will be called up for military service. The bill has been adopted today in the third reading,” an official statement on the State Duma on Telegram reads.
Previously, military service was compulsory for Russian citizens aged 18 to 27 years.
The new bill will now be forwarded to the Federation Council for further consideration before the law can be signed by President Vladimir Putin.
The senators of the Federation Council will support the law, said Valentina Matvienko, the speaker of the upper house, adding that there is “no reason for excessive resonance” regarding these changes, according to state news RIA Novosti.