Critical decision from Putin! Number increased to 1.5 million

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, at a meeting with ministry officials, noted that major changes will be made in the staff of the army from 2023 to 2026.


Noting that in order to expand the staff of the Russian Armed Forces, all activities should be combined in a comprehensive plan and matched with the delivery time of weapons from the defense industry, Shoigu stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to increase the number of soldiers to 1.5 million.

“Ensuring the military security of the state and protecting the new regions and critical facilities of the Russian Federation is possible only by strengthening the basic structural components of the army,” said Minister Shoigu. made its assessment.


Noting that two new strategic military zones will be created in the army, called “Moscow and Leningrad”, Shoigu said, “Self-sufficient troops will be created in the new regions of the Russian Federation.” said.

With the decision he signed last year, Putin increased the number of soldiers to 1 million 150 thousand 623 by 2023, with an increase of 137 thousand.

Source: AA