Not everything is going according to plan on the war fronts of war president Vladimir Putin (69). It is true that his troops are gaining ground in eastern Ukraine. Reports of huge troop losses and poor motivation of the Russian troops are piling up. Now warmonger Putin is increasing the incentives for young soldiers to throw themselves into the turmoil of war as cannon fodder. You can expect more pay. Much more.
The Russian war coffers are ringing with the high oil prices. That gives Moscow more weapons – and more soldiers. Escape from the economic crisis beckons young men – for a lot of money. A flyer appealing to volunteers shows that volunteer fighters should be paid 220,000 rubles a month. Plus a one-time payment of 250,000 rubles. Plus 8000 rubles for each day of service.
“Around 300,000 rubles a month”, the equivalent of 4,320 francs, advertises the leaflet from the Russian Defense Ministry. Shown on it is the symbolic “Z” for Putin’s war. The flyers were distributed in the Bashkortostan region (Bashkiria), one of the poorer regions of Russia, as reported by “Bild”.
Age limit also raised
A fresh recruit can earn a total of up to 718,000 rubles in the first month. According to the official exchange rate, that’s almost 10,500 francs. A multiple of the average wage in Russia, let alone the usual soldier’s pay. So far, ordinary soldiers have not received more than 50,000 rubles a month, around 720 francs.
Provision is also made in the event of death. If the soldier falls in the war, the relatives receive a one-off payment of 12 million rubles (173,000 francs). In the case of a serious injury, it is still 3.3 million rubles (47,500 francs), with a minor injury 3.1 million rubles (44,700 francs).
Not only young, but also older new soldiers are entitled to the high pay. Russia has just relaxed the age limit from a maximum of 40 to 50 years. Putin can thus recruit more soldiers for his brutal war of aggression. (kes)