Putin orders Russian military to boost troop numbers by 170,000

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Russia’s armed forces set to total 1.32 million after latest increase amid the continued invasion of Ukraine

Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered the country’s military to increase the number of troops by nearly 170,000 to a total of 1.32 million, as Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine continues into its 22nd month.

Putin’s decree was released by the Kremlin on Friday and took force immediately. It brings the overall number of Russian military personnel to about 2.2 million, including 1.32 million troops.

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