Russia's Medvedev says over 117,000 recruits joined army since Jan 1

Russia's Deputy Security Council Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday that more than 117,000 people had joined the Russian army so far this year, the RIA news agency reported.

"According to data from the Defense Ministry... 117,400 people were enrolled in the ranks of the Armed Forces from January 1 to May 19 under contract and within our voluntary formations," Medvedev was quoted as saying.

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