Shoigu noted that with the size of the army, weapons, military and special equipment will increase, new training grounds will appear, and military schools will increase the production of officers and specialists of various military specialties. Photo: mil.ru
The Minister of Defense of Russia, as part of his work in the Joint Group of Forces of the Special Military Operation (SVO), held a meeting with deputies, commanders-in-chief of the branches of the Russian Armed Forces and commanders in the implementation of the decision of the President of Russia to increase the number of Armed Forces to 1.5 million military personnel.
“The President of the Russian Federation has made the decision to increase the strength of the Armed Forces to 1.5 million servicemen. Guaranteed to ensure the military security of the state, protecting Russia’s new subjects and critical facilities is possible only by strengthening the key structural components of the Armed Forces,” said the head of the Russian military department.
Shoigu explained how these structural components will be strengthened in the near future:
– Two new inter-service strategic territorial associations of the Armed Forces will be created: the Moscow and Leningrad military districts, as well as self-sufficient groupings of troops (forces) on the territories of the new constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
– An army corps will be formed in the Republic of Karelia, three motorized rifle divisions in the Ground Forces and two air assault divisions in the Airborne Forces.
– Seven motorized rifle brigades in the western, central and eastern military districts and in the Northern Fleet will be reorganized into motorized rifle divisions.
– The combat component of the Navy, the Aerospace Forces and the Strategic Missile Forces will be strengthened.
Remember that during 2023-2026 there will be large-scale changes in the composition of the Armed Forces with an increase in their number, a change in the military-administrative division of Russia. According to the minister, all these measures “should be combined into a Comprehensive Plan to increase the composition and strength of the Russian Armed Forces and be synchronized with the delivery of weapons, equipment and military and special materiel under the State Defense Order, the construction infrastructure for the deployment of troops (forces) and endowed with adequate resources”.
Shoigu noted that with the size of the army, weapons, military and special equipment will increase, new training grounds will appear, and military schools will increase the production of officers and specialists of various military specialties.