These are civilians who normally pursue their careers, but who have military training and experience, in a first phase soldiers up to the age of 35 will be called up as well as non-commissioned officers under 45 years of age.
Last Wednesday, Vladimir Putin marked a turning point in the conflict with Ukraine by announcing in front of television cameras a “partial military mobilization” to fight at the front. This measure, which will serve to bolster troops already expelled into Ukrainian territory, will result in the drafting of more than 300,000 people “with previous military experience”.
But what is the profile of these reservists? These are civilians who normally pursue their careers, but belong to the military reserve group. According to Putin, “only those civilians who are currently on the reservation and especially those who have served in the armed forces, have certain military specialties and relevant experience” will be recruited. That is, only men with military experience will receive the call. They receive additional training beforehand.
The Chairman of the Defense Committee of the State Duma, Andrei Kartopolov, stated that “the first wave of mobilizations will include both soldiers up to 35 years of age and non-commissioned officers under 45 years of age. He also indicated that graduates of the so-called “military chairs of Russian universities can be called up,” but only if their specialties are correspondingly demanded by the military. “These are not people who have never seen or heard anything about the military. Students can stay in class,” said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
For example, in a country like Russia, where men between the ages of 18 and 27 must serve for at least a year, the number of reservists is estimated to exceed two million.
Source: La Verdad