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    Russian Armed Forces Ordered to Increase Manpower to 1.9 Mln Personnel in July

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    The Russian Armed Forces have been ordered to expand its manpower to nearly two million by midyear, over a million of them service members, a decree published on the government online portal of legal information Wednesday states.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The previous decree established an 1.88-million-strong Russian Armed Forces with 1 million service members.

    "Establish the manpower of the Russian Armed Forces: from January 1, 2017, numbering 1,897,694 units, including 1,013,628 servicemen; from July 1, 2017, numbering 1,903,051 units, including 1,013,628 servicemen," the decree reads.

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