Zelensky Signs Controversial Bill to Lower Military Conscription Age to Bolster Ukraine Troop Levels

Zelensky Signs Controversial Bill to Lower Military Conscription Age to Bolster Ukraine Troop Levels


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a bill on Tuesday to lower the conscription age to 25 in a bid to expand the ranks of his military ahead of what promises to be another tough year defending against Russia.

With the Spring Thaw quickly approaching, fighting on the ground in the war between Russia and Ukraine is likely to again intensify. Last year, Kyiv launched a highly touted yet ultimately unsuccessful “counter-offensive” attempting to recapture lands seized by Moscow.

This year, with dwindling manpower and alleged shortages of weapons and munitions, Ukraine appears content with digging in, while Moscow appears to be set to launch another offensive to seize more territory.

To stave off Putin grabbing more of his country’s land, Zelensky signed a

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