Vladimir Putin scraps army age limit and recruits older soldiers for Ukraine war
Russian president Vladimir Putin has changed the rules to allow older professional soldiers aged over 45 to be called up to fight his bloody war in Ukraine after huge losses
Putin signs law scrapping military age limit in Russia, allowing over-40s to join and fight in Ukraine
There is now no formal maximum age for joining Russia's armed forces. It comes amid huge losses in Ukraine, estimated between 15,000 and 30,000.