Vladimir Putin has approved plans to boost the number of soldiers to 1.5 million. File photo: EPA-EFE
Vladimir Putin has approved plans to boost the number of soldiers to 1.5 million. File photo: EPA-EFE
Ukraine war

Russia seeks to boost troops in west with armed forces expansion

  • Russia promised to shake up its military structure after months of setbacks on the battlefield in Ukraine
  • The Kremlin said the changes were made necessary by the ‘proxy war’ being conducted by the West

Vladimir Putin has approved plans to boost the number of soldiers to 1.5 million. File photo: EPA-EFE
Vladimir Putin has approved plans to boost the number of soldiers to 1.5 million. File photo: EPA-EFE
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