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BREAKING NEWS: PUTIN SIGNS DECREE TO INCREASE MILITARY PERSONNEL TO 1.15M

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which the number of Russian military personnel will be increased by 137,000 to 1,150,628 million soldiers, RIA reported on Thursday.

The total size of Russia’s armed forces, which will be expanded from 1.9 to 2,039,758 million, comes into effect on January 1, the decree said.

Servicemen march in formation in Moscow’s Red Square during a Victory Day military parade marking the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in WWII, Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2022. /CFP


The decree comes a day after the conflict between Russia and Ukraine entered its sixth month.

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