Putin signed a decision to increase the number of troops to the Russian armed forces by 137,000
In addition, at least 7 command posts of the Ukrainian army were destroyed in the past 24 hours during Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.
On August 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decision on increasing the size of the Russian armed forces.
Specifically, 137,000 military personnel will be added to the Russian army’s troop size, helping it increase its number to 1.15 million, effective January 1, 2023.
The decision comes in the context of Russia’s February 24 military campaign in Ukraine, which also asked the cabinet to allocate the necessary funds for the expansion of the armed forces.
Regarding developments in Ukraine, on August 25, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Russia used an Iskander missile and hit a station in the Dnepropetrovsk region of eastern Ukraine.
The attack on a Russian train on Ukraine’s National Day on August 24 killed more than 200 Russian servicemen.
“More than 200 reservists of the Ukrainian armed forces and 10 units of military equipment were destroyed on the way to the combat zone in Donbass,” Konashenkov said.