The Russian military has enough troops to carry out its operation in Ukraine, thanks to a large number of volunteers, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has said.
“The General Staff has no plans for additional mobilization,” the Russian minister assured military commanders during a conference on Tuesday.
One of the reasons for that is “the firm patriotic stance of our citizens, who are actively joining the ranks of defenders of the fatherland,” he stressed.
“In September alone, more than 50,000 citizens signed contracts” for military service, Shoigu said.
According to the minister, the overall number of those who joined the Russian Armed Forces or other voluntary units on their own accord since the start of the year has exceeded 335,000 people.