Putin Signs Decree To Draft 130K Young Men In Fall Conscription

Also congratulates Russians on 'reunion' of the four territories...

Russia has called up its draftees for a call-up in the fall

More than 130,000 young men to serve in the compulsory military service

According to a Friday decree by President Putin, the new batch of conscripts will be recruited for a year between Oct.1 and Dec.31. The Kremlin has announced that men aged 18-27 years old will be recruited from Oct.1 to Dec.31 for a period of one year. However, this latest conscription campaign will not include sending this new batch into Ukraine.

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In a briefing the Deputy Head of the Military's Mobilization Department, Rear Admiral Vladimir Tsimlyansky sought to reassure,

There are no plans to take additional mobilization actions.

Conscripts at a train station. Source: Sergei Malgavko via Zuma

The Defense Ministry previously stated that they were taking long-term measures to achieve Putin's goal to increase the combat strength of the National Armed Forces from 1,15 million to 1,5 million.

This new drive is a result of the last spring draft, which recruited 147,00 soldiers.

In 2023, a total of 277,000 conscripts will be inducted


The newly formed conscripts, however, will for the first time be selected from the newly


The Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye, and Kherson regions



According to Russian state-run news agency TASS, the so-called Constitutional Law on Admission to the Russian Federation regulates conscription for military service within what Moscow calls Russia's "new regions".

The law states that the conscription round for autumn 2023 will be conducted according to the law

The first time the new territories will be included


Putin said on Saturday that Russia is celebrating the one-year anniversary of these territories being declared "legally" part of Russian Federation.

"A year ago on September 30th, a truly historic and defining event occurred when agreements were signed incorporating four new constituent units into the Russian Federation."

He said

According to TASS, the video address was made by the president.

He said that "millions" of residents from Donbass, Kherson, and Zaporozhye made the decision to stay with their Fatherland. "This conscious, long awaited, hard won, and genuinely popular choice was made collectively by referendums, in full compliance with the international norms."

Media sources reported a year ago that Russia is annexing land.


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"The people showed courage and integrity against attempts to intimidate them and rob them of the right to determine their future, their destiny and to take something that every person values: namely, culture and traditions. In other words, everything the nationalists, who were supported by the West, hated. They orchestrated a coup and unleashed terror and a full-scale war on dissenters, as well as organized blockades and constant shelling in Donbass, and punitive measures in Donbass," Putin