The Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev. Has said after Ukraine War that 230,000 more soldiers have been recruit into the army since the beginning of this year.
According to the French news agency AFP. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said last year that the number of soldiers in the Russian army would be increase to 1.5 million.
Moscow has launched a major military recruitment campaign this year. To prevent counter-attacks by Ukraine and maintain control over various regions.
According to the Ministry of Defence, former Russian President and Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu said. That “from January 1 to August 3, more than 230,000 soldiers have been recruited.”
In September last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin mobilised part of the army. For the first time since World War II in the Ukraine war. After which thousands of people were recruit into the army.
Russia does not seem willing to announce a remobilization of the military and has instead asked for financial benefits to soften the hearts of its citizens.
Officials have not made their goals completely clear, but according to various estimates, Moscow is seeking to recruit up to four hundred thousand volunteers in total.