The size of Russian effective armed forces will be reduced to 1 million people, said the Head of Russian General Staff, Colonel-General Anatoly Kvashnin.
According to Kvashnin, primarily, the strategic nuclear forces will be downsized.
The majority of arms have already gone through the structural reforms. Now, it is only the matter of "refinement", that is, the improvement of professional qualities of the staff, the general was quoted as saying in an interview to the "Rossiiskaya Gazeta", which is to be published on Saturday, July 27.
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Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said