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Kremlin: Enlargement of Russian Army to 1.5 Million Caused by West's Actions

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The security of Russia must be unconditionally ensured, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has held a meeting with the senior leadership of the Russian Armed Forces concerning the implementation of President Vladimir Putin's decision to increase the military's size 1.5 million.
"This is due to the war that the countries of the collective West are waging, a proxy war that includes both elements of indirect participation in hostilities and elements of economic war, financial war, legal war, going beyond the legal field, and so on. Such measures are related to this. The security of our country must be unconditionally ensured," Peskov told reporters.
People's Militia trooper handling a captured Javelin missile system. - Sputnik International, 1920, 21.12.2022
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Putin's decree on the enlargement of the Russian Army came into force on January 1, 2023. According to the document, the staff strength of the Russian Armed Forces is set at 2,039,758 people, including 1,150,628 troops. According to Shoigu, changes in the Russian army, including an increase in its number to 1.5 million military personnel, will be implemented from 2023 to 2026.
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