Andrei Kartapolov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defense, in an interview with Parliamentary Newspaper said that men under 30 years of age with 18-year-old conscripts can go to the military registration and enlistment offices already in the spring.

In this interview, Kartapolov says that the process of raising the draft age will take place in stages, as a whole range of amendments to existing legislation will be required. He estimates that a full transition to the new system will take from one to three years. But they plan to start it in the near future.

On Thursday, January 12, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin conceptually supported the idea of ​​raising the military age. TASS also reports that Peskov suggested contacting the Defense Ministry for details.

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