Vladimir Putin signed a decree to increase the staff strength of the Russian Armed Forces by 137,000 servicemen. The relevant document has been published on the website of legal information.
“To establish the staff strength of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the amount of 2,039,758 units, including 1,150,628 military personnel,” the new decree says.
In accordance with the previous decree from November 17, 2017, Russian troops numbered 1,902,758 soldiers and officers, including 1,013,628 military personnel.
Ukrainians are fleeing the cities that could be taken by the Russian army. Apartment prices have already dropped by as much as 50 percent in Kharkiv. Housing sales have increased in Odessa as well, even if compared to 2022