Russia cut 200,000 military plan does not involve strategic rocket troops
Russian military parade on the Topol-M ballistic missile display Source: Xinhua
MOSCOW, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) Russia’s strategic rocket forces commander, said Solovtsov 6 Russian strategic rocket troops will not be large-scale staff reductions.
Solovtsov told the Interfax that the Russian armed forces on the reduction of some 200,000 officers plan basically does not involve strategic rocket troops. Strategic rocket troops will not carry out structural reforms.
Solovtsov said, the strategic rocket troops, as Russia’s strategic nuclear forces, “Trinity” basis with good prospects. It will continue to play a nuclear deterrent.
last October, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said in 2012, the number of Russian cut from 120 million to 100 million, the number of officers from 355,000 to 15 million people. Officers focused on the military staff cut chain of command and logistics sector. (Reporters Lujing Li)