Shoigu: Russia has tested new ways of fighting in Ukraine

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday that Russian forces tested new ways of using missiles, troops and artillery in the special military operation in Ukraine.

Shoigu said, “During the military special operation, we tested new ways to use them in combat. First, we are talking about the use of reconnaissance and attack systems, which include drones and advanced and modern samples of weapons,” according to the Associated Press.

He also added that more than “300,000 reservists have learned in two months, including volunteers”.

He also added: “About 8,000 combat vehicles, tanks and personnel of artillery, air defense, unmanned aerial systems and electronic warfare systems have been trained in the training centers.”

About 80 thousand

Interestingly, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed on Nov. 7 that some 80,000 mobilized soldiers are present in thearea of special military operations, including approximately 50,000 soldiers participating in combat operations in Ukraine.

He said: “We now have about 50,000 troops in combat unit. The rest have not yet participated in hostilities”, according to i media Russians.

As he added, “But there are as many as 80,000 in thearea (L’area of Russian special military operations). The rest are all in training camps.”

318 thousand

Interestingly, Putin announced on November 4 that the flow of volunteers wishing to join the Russian armed forces is not in decline and the number of those mobilized reached 318,000.

“We already have 318,000 (mobilized). Why 318,000? Because volunteers are coming. The number of volunteers is not decreasing,” he said.

He also clarified that of this number, there are 49,000 Army personnel performing combat missions, while the rest are still participating in training.

Partial mobilization decision, entered in effective immediately on September 21, it is the first of its kind since the former Soviet Union was fighting Nazi Germany in World War II.

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