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Ukraine lowers combat call-up age from 27 to 25

Ukraine lowers combat call-up age from 27 to 25

Soldiers atop an armoured vehicle in southern Ukraine. REUTERS



Mumbai, April 3

Ukraine on Wednesday lowered the military conscription age from 27 to 25 in an effort to replenish its depleted ranks after more than two years of war following Russia's full-scale invasion. The new mobilisation law came into force a day after Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed it. Ukraine's parliament, Verkhovna Rada, had passed it last year.

It was not immediately clear why Zelenskyy took so long to sign the measure to convert it into a law. He did not make any public comment about it, and officials did not say how many new soldiers the country expected to gain.

Conscription has been a sensitive matter in Ukraine for many months amid a growing shortage of infantry on top of a severe ammunition shortfall that has handed Russia the battlefield initiative. — AP

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