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Russia scraps age limit for new troops in Ukraine push

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill to scrap age limits for military personnel serving on a contract basis on Saturday. Russia is presenting it as a move to recruit more technical specialists. The new law says specialists are required to operate high-precision weapons. More medics, engineers and communications experts may also be recruited. President Putin has avoided large-scale conscription for what Russia calls its "special military operation" in Ukraine.
1 month ago·Moscow, Russian Federation

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Russia scraps age limit for new troops in Ukraine push

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Russia scraps upper age limit for military service

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