Report: Russian Army in Ukraine Has Doubled Since Invasion—and Can Stay That Size

The Russian Army currently in Ukraine is more than twice the size of the Army that invaded almost two years ago, Ukrainian military observer Oleksandr Kovalenko said on November 15. Russia is likely to sustain its army in the long term, despite the great losses it is suffering on the battlefield, Kovalenko wrote.

The Russian occupation forces that invaded on Feb. 24, 2022, numbered about 180,000 people. Kovalenko pointed out that this number gradually increased, crossing the 200,000 mark in the spring of 2022 and approaching 300,000 by the end of that year. As of October 2023, Russian forces in Ukraine exceeded 400,000.

More and more soldiers: By spreading propaganda, forcing prisoners and illegal migrants to join, and offering comparatively high salaries to unemployed or low-income residents, the Kremlin has found more replacements than it has lost in the war.

Kovalenko estimated that the Kremlin currently delivers about 20,000 to 25,000 men to army training centers per month. He calculated that even if Russia continues losing men at the current stratospheric rates, the military can sustain the size of its massive force.

The Trumpet says: Russian President Vladimir Putin will not back down. These statistics prove Russia can sustain a war for years if it needs to; it is not in as much trouble as many in the West like to believe. Whether or not Russia conquers Ukraine in the short term, Bible prophecy reveals Putin will survive politically and go on to fight much larger wars.

Revelation 9:16 shows that a 200 million-man army will play a major role in the most barbaric war mankind has ever experienced. Based on Ezekiel 38, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has said Putin will be at the head of this army.

Learn more: Read The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia.’