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Russia raises age limits for military mobilization

(Bloomberg) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law Monday raising the age limit for troops in reserve units that can be mobilized, the latest sign of tension being felt by the military.

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Senior officers up to the age of 65 can now be mobilized, with the limit for non-commissioned officers rising to 60. On Tuesday, the State Duma will also consider a bill that raises the age limit for conscription from 27 to 30 years.

Russia used a wider variety of weapons, including Iranian-made Shahed drones, to attack Danube port infrastructure, destroying a grain depot and damaging reservoirs for other cargo storage during the night, the military said. Seven people were injured in the night attack, Odessa regional governor said on Telegram.

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Wheat in Chicago rose as much as 6.9% on Monday, up more than 5% last week, in response to Russia’s new missile fire against Odessa over the weekend. It was the biggest in a series of near-daily attacks on the Black Sea port city after Moscow pulled out of an agreement that allowed Ukrainian crop exports.

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