30 September 2016, Friday, 14:27

Vladimir Putin announced autumn conscription start


UFA, 30 September 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Galiya Nabieva/. An autumn conscription into the armed forces of the country will start in Russia. The head of the state Vladimir Putin signed a decree "On conscription of citizens of the Russian Federation for military service in October-December 2016 and discharge of citizens doing military service by conscription".

According to the document, from October 1 to December 31 citizens of the Russian Federation aged 18 to 27 years who are not in the reserve are subject for military service. 152 thousand people will be conscripted.

At the same time soldiers, sailors, sergeants and petty officers with expired period of compulsory military service will be discharged.

The President instructed the Government of the Russian Federation, executive bodies of the Russian Federation and the draft commissions to ensure implementation of activities related to the conscription of citizens of the Russian Federation.