Around 190,000 recruits signed military contracts with Russia in 2024: State media

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Around 190,000 recruits have signed contracts to join the Russian military so far in 2024, state-run RIA news agency quoted former president Dmitry Medvedev as saying on Thursday.

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Medvedev, who is deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, said the current average recruitment rate was about 1,000 people a day.

Russia is encouraging people to sign up for the war in Ukraine by paying them well above average wages.

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President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow has no need to enforce a new round of compulsory mobilization because so many men are signing up on voluntary contracts.

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