Russian Defense Minister Shoigu plans to reform the Russian army to meet Putin’s lofty war goals. The “Institute for the Study of War” now analyzed what four steps it would take for Russia to build its super army.

It is not only the experts at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) who are aware that the Russian army has a number of problems. The Russian armed forces have not yet achieved any of the most important operational objectives in Ukraine. Nevertheless, Putin is sticking to the war goals.

Now the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has announced a far-reaching restructuring of the Russian army in order to implement the increase in troop levels demanded by the Kremlin. Only through structural changes in the armed forces is it possible to guarantee Russia’s security, Shoigu said at a Defense Ministry meeting on Tuesday.

The ISW is now analyzing the planned reform – and which steps Shoigu wants to implement in order to build his super army. FOCUS online gives you an overview of the four steps that would be necessary.