State Duma Deputy Evgeny Fedorov (United Russia, Budget Committee) explained why the bill to raise the age limit for dismissal of contract soldiers during the period of mobilization disappeared from the website of legal acts. He said "RIA News"that “the authors clarify the wording in the current edition.”
Project, prepared The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation assumed that a single age limit for serving during the period of mobilization, martial law or wartime would be established for contract soldiers. The age limit for senior officers will be 70 years, for others - 65 years.
In Russia, from June 24, 2023, there is a law increasing the age limit for contract service during the period of mobilization to 70 years for senior officers and to 65 years for others. However, the rule applied only to those who entered into a contract after the law came into force. The bill proposes to extend the increase in the age limit for mobilization to those who entered into a contract before June 24.