UK intel: Russia’s proposed 65 and 70 military contract age limit would reduce mobilization requirements￼￼
Russia bids to cut mobilization drives by introducing a draft law to hike age limits on military contracts from 51 to 65 for troops and to 70 for officers, binding them for life service, per UK intelligence.
If the bill is adopted in the second reading, it could come into force in April.
According to an investigative report by journalist Vadim El Khayek published in “Novaya Gazeta,” Russia is reportedly deceiving…
Soldiers argue that while war goes against human nature, new mobilization rules would help civilians do their duty for the greater good and avoid a much worse evil - Russian occupation.
With manpower shortages mounting, exhausted Ukrainian soldiers lacking rest demand overhauled mobilization enacting defined terms and universal obligation as lawmakers debate new law.
This may indicate people's distrust of the government's promise not to carry out a new wave of mobilization.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has aggravated a labor shortage that poses a challenge to its military and economic objectives, as workers seek higher pay and more options in a tight market.
The Ukrainian parliament approved a law that will create a unified electronic database of persons liable for military service and issue combatant certificates for Ukrainian veterans, as part of the country’s efforts to modernize its defense sector amid the ongoing Russian invasion.
Virtually all men aged 18 to 65, and often even 16 and 17-year-old teenagers, are under threat of forced mobilization, with Moscow compelling them to join the occupying army, GUR reported.
During a briefing on 26 December, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi discussed Ukraine's ongoing mobilization and strategic military planning, emphasized the importance of implementing new technologies, and provided updates on the frontline situation in the Mariinka direction.
German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann made the announcement amid information about the possible mobilization of Ukrainian expatriate men for military service in 2024.
Ukraine's Defense Minister, Rustem Umerov, urges Ukrainian men residing in foreign countries, aged 25 to 60, to enlist in the military in 2024. Sanctions are being discussed for those who refuse.
Russo-Ukrainian war, day 664: Military proposes to mobilize up to 500,000 more people, Zelenskyy says
In a comprehensive year-end press conference on 19 December, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy discussed troop mobilization, Western support, NATO membership, and military strategies. A notable highlight was Ukraine's plan to produce one million drones next year.
Zelenskyy stressed the importance of establishing a strategic plan before he can "support this direction."
The UK Ministry of Defence reports that Russian authorities are employing financial incentives, online discrediting, and warning labels to suppress dissent among wives of deployed soldiers.
Ukraine's NSDC Secretary Oleksii Danilov stated that Ukraine and the international community have only 3-4 months to prepare for increased Russian aggression following the Russian presidential election on 17 March 2024.
For the first time, Russian soldiers' wives publicly rallied in Moscow, demanding a policy change for the rotation of troops from Ukraine's prolonged frontline deployment, as per British intelligence.
Ukraine MoD's National Resistance Center says Russian "Sudoplatova" and "Marhelova" battalions, created in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts, struggle to recruit locals, with a mere 7% local enlistment, while the majority comprises Russians and Serbs.
Russia escalates pressure on Central Asian migrants inside its borders under the guise of fighting "ethnic crime" in order to meet mobilization quotas, insider sources say.