Russia recruited over 100,000 troops in 2023: Medvedev
Medvedev highlights that between January 1 and May 19, 117,400 people have been accepted into the ranks of the Russian armed forces.
Deputy Chairman of the Kremlin's Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, confirmed on Friday that more than 100,000 people have enlisted in the Russian army this year.
"Between January 1 and May 19, 117,400 people have been accepted into the ranks of the armed forces on a contractual basis and as part of our voluntary formations," Medvedev said.
The former Russian President said Russian officials were continuing to recruit soldiers on contract.
In September, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "partial" military mobilization -- Russia's first since World War II.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stressed in December it was necessary to increase the number of combat personnel to 1.5 million.
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