The Russian president announced that the Russian Navy will have new hypersonic Zircon cruise missiles “by early January,” which belong to a new family of weapons developed by Moscow in recent years.
“At the beginning of January, the Admiral Gorchkov warship will be in service with new Zircon missiles, which have no equal in the world,” Putin said.
Increase military manpower
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the Russian military would deploy naval bases in Mariupol and Berdyansk, two cities it occupies in southern Ukraine, to support its navy.
“The ports of Berdyansk and Mariupol are fully functional. We plan to station there bases for support ships, emergency rescue services and naval repair units of the Navy,” said Sergei Shoigu, assuring that Russia is fighting in Ukraine. West”, as it provides its financial support and its weapons to kyiv.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has deemed it “necessary” to increase the size of his army to 1.5 million soldiers and raise the age limit for military service in the context of a Russian offensive in Ukraine.
“In order to ensure the fulfillment of the tasks of ensuring Russia’s military security, it is necessary to increase the strength of the armed forces to 1.5 million, including 695,000 under the agreement,” Shoigu told the meeting. In the presence of President Vladimir Putin, he said he “agrees” with these proposals. A presidential order dated August 1 already plans to increase the number of combatants to 1.15 million from January 1.