Daily Memo: Russia Announced Military Expansion Plan
The Defense Ministry introduced a series of changes to the armed forces.
Military expansion. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced at an annual meeting of the ministry board on Wednesday a plan to increase the size of Russia’s armed forces from 1 million to 1.5 million. The age of conscription will also jump from 18 to 21. Shoigu said NATO’s expansion to Finland and Sweden necessitated the […]