Crimeans will face conscription into Russian military from 2015

31 July 2014 09:45

Russia to conscript Crimea residents into the military service starting from 2015, Crimean Premier Sergey Aksyonov announced on the air of local TV, adding “Russian Army really needs worthy men”.

“Military service is strengthening the spirit and gives more opportunities”- Aksyonov noted, emphasizing that in Russia, conscription is mandatory for all male citizens age 18-27.

On March 18th Crimean Premier Sergey Aksyonov, declared that young Ukrainians, Russians, and Crimean Tatars of Crimea would be drafted into the Russian army.

“After becoming a part of Russia, Crimea will operate under the Russian Constitution. Crimea will also fall under the jurisdiction of other Russian laws. Among these will be enlisting into the Russian army [...] conscripts will serve across the country, including in Dagestan and Chechnya and the North Caucasus in general”- the Premier said.