Russia’s army to add some 170,000 people to its ranks – presidential decree

Russia’s army to add some 170,000 people to its ranks – presidential decree
# 01 December 2023 23:57 (UTC +04:00)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an executive order to increase the number of military personnel in the Russian Armed Forces by nearly 170,000, APA reports citing TASS.

According to the decree, which was posted on the Kremlin website on Friday and comes into effect on the day of signing, the total number of people serving in the Russian Armed Forces has been set at 2,209,130, including 1,320,000 servicemen.

Under the previous decree, which has been in force since January 1, 2023, this figure was 2,039,758 people, including 1,150,628 servicemen.

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