He said that out of the expected 300,000 reserve troops, 222,000 have already been mobilized.
“This activity is coming to an end. I think, within two weeks, all the activities related to army assembly will be completed,” he said.
Russian forces have continued to retreat in eastern and southern Ukraine since Putin announced the military buildup, Reuters reported.
A Western official said some Russian troops called up from the reserves have already been killed on the battlefield.
He also does not think that the presence of reserve troops will turn the tide of war towards Moscow.
In his opinion, Russia does not have enough missiles in its arsenal to sustain the missile attack that Russia carried out last week.