(PatriotWise.com)- Russian legislators will examine a measure that would enable Russians over 40 and foreigners over 30 to join the military in an apparent desperate bid to bolster the country’s depleting armed forces.
Russians aged 18-40 and foreigners aged 18-30 are now permitted to join the military. According to a report, Russia’s State Duma stated on its website that the policy change would allow the country to profit from the abilities of older individuals.
Highly competent personnel are required for the employment of high-precision weaponry, as well as the operation of weapons and military equipment. They become so by the age of 40–45, according to experience, states the Duma website.
The law would also help the government attract civilian medics, engineers, and operations and communications professionals. Russia is contemplating changing the military age requirement as it continues to lose soldiers on the battlefield in Ukraine, according to reports.
The British Defense Ministry claimed this week that Ukrainian resistance had caused significant casualties among Russian forces, leading to the deployment of hundreds of Chechen military and volunteer fighters into Ukraine. According to the United Kingdom, Russia has lost nearly a third of its soldiers in Ukraine due to injury or death.
According to reports, since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Ukrainian forces have reportedly claimed to have killed numerous high-ranking Russian commanders, depleting its military leadership.
According to the British Defense Ministry, Russian President Vladimir Putin has fired key commanders for the failure of duty in Ukraine. The commander of Russia’s 1st Guards Tank Army, Lt. Gen. Serhiy Kisel, was suspended for failing to conquer Kharkiv. Russia’s Black Sea Fleet commander, Vice Admiral Igor Osipov, was possibly suspended after Russia’s flagship, the Moskva, sank, according to the United Kingdom. There is significant disagreement about what caused the ship’s fate, with Ukrainian troops claiming a missile damaged the vessel and Russia alleging an onboard fire.
According to the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, allegedly more than 28,000 Russian soldiers have died since the war began.