Russian navy: Parliament will take into account permitting folks 40 and older to enroll

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Russia’s parliament mentioned Friday that it will take into account laws to permit Russians who’re over 40 and foreigners over 30 to join the navy. 

The web site of the State Duma, parliament’s decrease home, mentioned doing so would allow Russia’s forces to make the most of the abilities of older skilled specialists. 

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“For the use of high-precision weapons, the operation of weapons and military equipment, highly professional specialists are needed. Experience shows that they become such by the age of 40–45,” it mentioned. 

The Duma additionally mentioned that the invoice would make it simpler to recruit civilian medics, engineers and operations and communications specialists.

Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. 

Russian service members march throughout a navy parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World Warfare Two, in Purple Sq. in central Moscow, Russia Might 9, 2022. 
(Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

Proper now, solely Russians who’re 18 to 40 years previous and foreigners ages 18 to 30 can enter Russia’s navy.

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Russia’s military has suffered losses throughout its struggle in Ukraine.

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In March, the deputy head of Russia’s navy common workers said 1,351 Russian soldiers died there, with greater than 3,800 wounded. 

Beforehand, NATO estimated that 7,000 to 15,000 Russian troopers had been killed in the course of the first 4 weeks of the struggle. 

Whereas the Russians have provided no extra data, Ukraine’s military said last week that round 27,000 troopers have been killed to this point. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy mentioned Russian troops had been intensifying their attacks in the Donbas region, authorities mentioned Friday that their troops repelled a Russian attack within the east. 

Russia’s Protection Ministry mentioned Friday it will beef up its navy presence alongside its western borders, creating 12 new items in its Western Army District by the top of the 12 months.

Reuters and The Related Press contributed to this report.

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