Contents tagged with Shoygu

  • Shoygu announces large-scale reform of Russian armed forces, wants to increase number of troops to 1.5 million

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu announced a large-scale reform of the Russian armed forces in order to fulfill the instruction of president Vladimir Putin to increase the number of troops from 1.15 million to 1.5 million people. "Ensuring the full military security of the state, protection of new subjects and critical facilities of the Russian Federation is possible only by strengthening the key structural components of the Armed Forces," Shoygu said at a meeting with his deputies, …

  • Russian Chief of Staff Gerasimov appointed commander of Russian troops in Ukraine

    The commander of the Russian joint group of forces of the "special operation" in Ukraine has changed, reports the Russian Defense Ministry. Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu appointed the chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Army General Valery Gerasimov, to command the troops. Sergey Surovikin, who had previously headed the Russian troops in Ukraine, became deputy commander.

    Commander of the Ground Forces Oleg Salyukov and Deputy Chief of the General Staff Alexei Kim were Also, …

  • Russian Defense Minister Shoygu wants to increase the size of Russian army to 1.5 million

    The Russian Defense Ministry believes that Russia no longer has enough military to deter "enemies" outside the country. In this regard, the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoygu, proposed several measures to increase the Russian army.

    At an expanded meeting of the Russian Defense Ministry, Shoygu said that the conscription age has to be increased.

    "When recruiting into the Armed Forces, gradually increase the age of conscription from 18 to 21 years, and raise the limit to 30 years," Shoygu …

  • Russian Defense Minister Shoygu visits troops in Ukraine after meeting with Putin

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu visited the positions of the Russian military in Ukraine, reported the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry on Telegram. Shoygu "made a working trip to the Southern Military District and inspected the grouping of troops," said the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    The ministry published a video of Sergei Shoygu getting into a helicopter, listening to the updates of the Russian military commanders, and examining from the helicopter …

  • Russian Defense Minister’s daughter can be stripped of Lithuanian citizenship, investigation underway

    The Migration Department of Lithuania is investigating the case of dual citizenship of businessman Adolfas Kaminskas. Kaminskas is the husband of Elena Kaminskas (Shebunova), the mother of the children of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, reports the news agency LRT.

    Migration Department spokesman Rokas Pukinskas said Kaminskas had not informed the agency of dual citizenship within the six months required by law. If it turns out that he illegally retained Lithuanian citizenship after …

  • Shoygu: more than 200 thousand people conscripted to Russian army since the beginning of mobilization

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu said that more than 200 thousand people have joined the armed forces of the Russian Federation as part of partial mobilization.

    "In accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, partial mobilization has been carried out in the country since September 21. To date, more than 200,000 people have joined the Armed Forces," he said, adding that the training of the newly conscripted is carried out at 80 training sites and six training …

  • Shoygu reports full capture of Luhansk region to Putin, Ukraine denies his claims

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Russian troops had completely captured the territory of the Luhansk region. Shoigu claims that the Russian military, together with the military of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic, established full control over the city of Lysychansk and neighboring settlements - Bilohorivka, Novodruzhesk, Maloryazantseve and Bila Hora. 

    According to the Ukrainian General Staff, the Armed Forces of Ukraine …

  • Russian Defense Minister visits troops in Ukraine

    The Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu, inspected the Russian troops involved in the war in Ukraine.

    The Russian military commanders reported to Shoygu on the current situation and the actions of the Russian Armed Forces in the main operational areas.

    Shoygu also distributed awards – gold star medals and orders of courage to Russian servicemen who "showed heroism and dedication in carrying out combat missions" on the Ukrainian front. During the award ceremony, Shoygu said that the …

  • Kadyrov and Shoygu discuss how to speed up progress of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, discussed with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu the progress of the war in Ukraine.

    In a post on his Telegram channel, Kadyrov said that he had discussed with Shoygu "the progress of the special operation on denazification and demilitarization" in Ukraine. The interlocutors identified further ways of "interaction".

    "Sergey Kuzhugetovich [Shoygu] has identified new steps that will improve further tactics. The measures taken will significantly …

  • Arrests, heart attacks happening in Russia’s power circles as invasion of Ukraine does not go according to plan

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, who has not been seen in public for a long time, has a massive heart attack, said Leonid Nevzlin, a Russian businessman living in Israel.

    "Shoygu is out of the game, perhaps he will become disabled if he survives. He suddenly had a massive heart attack. He is in intensive care, connected to devices. There are rumors that the heart attack could not have occurred due to natural causes," Nevzlin wrote.

    The businessman also added that twenty generals were …