What are the rules for the partial mobilization announced by Putin

The size of the Russian army

During the military reform of 2008-2011. the number of Russian armed forces in wartime was reduced from 5 million to 1.7 million servicemen. After these reforms, the size of the wartime army was not announced and the regular peacetime strength of the army was increased by an August presidential decree by about 137,000 to 1.15 million troops (as of January 1, 2023) . According to the expert of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, Mikhail Barabanov, the mobilized will not be included in the regular strength of the armed forces in peacetime. Barabanov believes that a significant part of them will go to bring the formations of the Ground Forces to the maximum. The Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigu, said last September 21 at the school of the Ministry of Defense that new formations would be created at the expense of those mobilized. According to the chairman of the Defense Committee Andrei Kartapolov, “several new formations and units will be formed, which will be designed primarily to cover the state border, as well as to create operational depth in those areas where NMD tasks continue.” (quote from TASS). At the same time, Shoigu noted at the council meeting that the Izyum-Balakley group of the Armed Forces was assigned to the Donbass to carry out NMD tasks.

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