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Putin ordered the Russian army to increase from 1,37,000 to 1.15 million

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Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered the Russian military to increase the number of troops in Ukraine from 1,37,000 to a total of 1.15 million. However, Putin’s decree, which takes effect on January 1, does not specify whether the army will bolster its ranks by recruiting large numbers, increasing the number of volunteer soldiers or using a combination of the two. But Russian military analysts predicted on Monday that it would rally heavily armed and volunteer troops. A cautious stance reflects the Kremlin’s concerns about potential fallout from efforts to expand the draft.

After the implementation of the presidential decree, the total number of Russian military personnel will increase to 2,039,758, including 1,150,628 soldiers. In preview order, the army strength at the beginning of 2018 was 1,902,758 and 1,013,628 respectively. The Kremlin has said that only volunteer-contracted forces take part in special military operations in Ukraine, denying claims that it is considering mobilization.

Russian media and non-governmental organizations say that Russian officials are increasing the number of troops in Ukraine by attracting more volunteers for military operations, hiring private military contractors and offering amnesty to some prisoners in exchange for tours of military duty. trying to Regional authorities have tried to help swell the ranks by forming volunteer battalions to deploy to Ukraine.

If the campaign goes ahead, those numbers may be clearly insufficient to sustain operations in Ukraine, say military analysts, who have announced a goal of building a 1-million-strong army. After the implementation of the presidential decree, the total number of Russian military personnel will increase to 2,039,758, including 1,150,628 soldiers.

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