Over 231,000 Russians have agreed to serve against Ukraine since January and signed contracts with the Defense Ministry. According to Dmitry Medvedev, significant efforts have been made to make the service more attractive.
According to Dmitry Medvedev, deputy head of Russia’s National Security Council, since January this year more than 231,000 Russians have signed up to serve on the front lines against Ukraine and signed contracts with the Defense Ministry to do so. The former Kremlin chief pointed out that considerable efforts have been made to make military service more attractive. He was speaking at an event Thursday focused on arming the armed forces.
Russia lures new soldiers with better conditions
The number Medvedev quoted is now about twice as high as in May, when he reported 117,000 volunteers and professional soldiers. Medvedev Russia outlined how several organizational, economic and social measures have been introduced in recent months to attract more volunteers to the ministry. He also emphasized that improved social security will be provided for those in military service and their families.