epa10819686 Vehicles drive on the road in front of posters advertising military conscription showing a Russian soldier and inscription reading 'Victory will be ours!' (L) and 'Heroes of a great country', in Moscow, Russia, 25 August 2023. Russian President Vladimir Putin on 25 August signed a decree according to which volunteer soldiers and participants in territorial defense will take the oath in front of the Russian state flag. Earlier, Putin signed a law on compulsory life and health insurance for volunteers participating in a 'Special military operation' in Ukraine. On 24 February 2022 Russian troops entered Ukraine in what the Russian president declared a 'Special Military Operation', starting an armed conflict.  EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV