At a meeting with the Council of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia on Wednesday (15), President Vladimir Putin stated that his government is committed to significantly increasing arms production.
These would be destined for the special military operation in Ukraine, a euphemism for the large-scale invasion in the neighboring country.
The Russian leader said the government allocates considerable resources to national defense without harming other areas.
Putin emphasized the importance of the role of the promoters in overseeing the modernization of defense industry enterprises and building capabilities to produce an additional volume of armaments.
“A lot of effort is being made here. We urgently need it now, and it will be useful in the future,” the president said.
During the speech, Putin assured the adequate supply of resources for the military operation and stressed that Russia is undergoing positive changes that will strengthen the country’s sovereignty and independence and create conditions conducive to its development.
“We stand with you on the stage of positive and large-scale changes aimed at strengthening sovereignty and independence for the future of Russia and creating conditions for its confident development,” the president said.
GLOBAL FIREPOWER INDEX
The Global Fire Power (GFP) index denotes Russia as a Top 5 world power.
For 2023, Russia is ranked 2 of 145 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review.
The nation holds a PwrIndx* score of 0.0714 (a score of 0.0000 is considered ‘perfect’).
However, the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War has showcased fundamental limitations in Russian military capabilities despite its quantitative workforce and material advantage over neighboring Ukraine – shedding light on preparedness, leadership, training, and supply issues.
While it maintains its No.2 placement in the GFP index for the current year (despite material losses incurred in the months-long war), No.3 China is closing in on the spot mainly due to consistent strength in primary categories, expansion in critical categories, and its global financial reach.