Over 150,000 drafted into Russian armed forces during spring campaign - Defense Ministry

More than 150,000 people were drafted into the Russian armed forces during the spring 2015 draft campaign, the Russian Defense Ministry reports.

"As many as 150,145 people were drafted in spring 2015 to serve in the Russian armed forces and other troops and military units," the Defense Ministry said in a statement shared with Interfax on Saturday.

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