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Russia to expand army size to 1.5 million troops, defense minister says

Russia detailed its plans on Tuesday at expand your army to 1.5 million over the next few years, a move that comes as Ukraine warns that Moscow may be planning an offensive and heighten tensions between Moscow and the United States and its allies.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the increase in numbers, which should be completed by 2026, according to Russian news agency TASS.

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Artillery vehicles, tanks and Russian self-propelled military vehicles drive along Tverskaya Street towards Red Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow.  The Kremlin plans to expand its armed forces to 1.5 million troops by 2026, officials said Tuesday.

Artillery vehicles, tanks and Russian self-propelled military vehicles drive along Tverskaya Street towards Red Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow. The Kremlin plans to expand its armed forces to 1.5 million troops by 2026, officials said Tuesday.

Russia will also create military districts in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and an army corps will be created in the Republic of Karelia along the Russian border with Finland, The Wall Street Journal reported. In addition, Moscow will set up “self-sufficient” units in Russian territories in Ukraine, Shoigu said.

“Only by strengthening the key structural elements of the armed forces is it possible to ensure the military security of the state and protect new entities and critical facilities of the Russian Federation,” Shoigu said. , according to Reuters.

The announcement comes as Moscow faces setbacks on the battlefield in neighboring Ukraine. Since its 2022 invasion, Russia has been bogged down in eastern Ukraine despite some territorial gains.

A convoy of pro-Russian troops moves along a road in Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday, April 21.

A convoy of pro-Russian troops moves along a road in Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday, April 21.
(Reuters/Chingis Kondarov)

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The Russian army has about 1 million soldiers.

The Kremlin previously considered the size of its armed forces sufficient, but that changed after hopes of a quick victory over its neighbor were dashed by fierce Ukrainian resistance.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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