Facing losses in Ukraine, Putin orders up over 100K more troops

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Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered another 137,000 troops Thursday — an indication of the cost of six months of war — after months of relying on “volunteer” forces from Kremlin satellite states. The last time the size of Russia’s standing army was increased was in 2017, according to state-run Russian news outlet RIA. The major buildup, issued in a decree, constitutes a 13% increa...

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