25 Feb 2022 07:59

Lukashenko signs decree on scheduled call-up of reserve officers

MINSK. Feb 25 (Interfax) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signed on February 24 the executive order titled "On the Call-up of Reserve Officers for Military Duty," the presidential press service said on Thursday.

"The document stipulates that up to 150 men under 27 years of age will be called up for [active duty] in the Armed Forces in 2022. The men must have completed training under appropriate reserve officer training programs at military faculties or departments, have a military rank of officer and be enlisted in the reserve," Lukashenko's press service said in a statement.

"The executive order's implementation will improve the level of manning for junior positions in the service among army officers and ensure quality training for the mobilization reserve," it said.

"The Belarusian Armed Forces take measures envisaged by the executive order annually on a scheduled basis. The measures are not linked to the situation in the region," the presidential press service said.


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