Recent reports from British intelligence suggest that the Russian Federation is considering raising the draft age to mobilize students and strengthen its military forces after graduation.
This move comes despite official prohibitions against involving conscripts in hostilities, as administrative confusion or coercion may have led hundreds of them to end up on the front lines.
According to intelligence sources, many young men between the ages of 18 and 21 are seeking exemptions from conscription due to university studies.
However, authorities may still change the age limit to compel them to serve.
This could have significant implications for the Russian military, as conscripts could be used to replace contract soldiers who could then be sent to the front lines.
The reports highlight growing concerns about the Russian military’s capacity to maintain and strengthen its forces amidst geopolitical tensions and military conflicts in the region.
The move to mobilize students could significantly bolster the Russian military’s capabilities, but it could also have serious consequences for the country’s young population.
The British intelligence reports suggest that the Russian Federation is determined to strengthen its military power, despite international condemnation and concerns about the human rights implications of conscripting young students.
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