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

Military & Defense December 01, 2023, 22:42

The order of the President of Russia will come into force from the date of its signing

MOSCOW, December 1. /TASS/. 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.

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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