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New Army development plan to guarantee Russia’s sovereignty, Chief of General Staff says

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  • 25th January, 2023 12:49:59 PM
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New Army development plan to guarantee Russia’s sovereignty, Chief of General Staff says
Chief of Russian General Staff and First Deputy Defense Minister Army General Valery Gerasimov

The newly approved Armed Forces development plan will guarantee the protection of the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov said.

"The main goal behind this work is to guarantee our country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to create conditions for progress in its social and economic development," he said in an interview with the Argumenty i Fakty newspaper published on Tuesday.

Under the plan, approved by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief at an expanded Defense Ministry board meeting, the Moscow and the Leningrad military districts will be created. Also, three motorized rifle divisions will be formed in the Kherson and the Zaporozhye regions, and an army corps will be built in the northwestern region of Karelia, Gerasimov said.

Source: TASS