Putin announced the sudden checking of the troops of the southern and Western districts

In Russia today began a sudden check of troops of the southern and Western military districts, the naval infantry of the Northern and Pacific fleets and individual connections under the Central government, as well as airborne troops. It is reported by TASS.

Such decision was accepted “on behalf of the Supreme commander of the Russian Federation” Vladimir Putin.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the event is being planned to assess the ability of the armed forces to ensure military security in the South-West of Russia, where there are still serious threats of a terrorist nature. As well as for the preparation of a strategic command and staff exercises “Caucasus-2020”.

Shoigu instructed the General staff to check and control the actions of the troops forming for these purposes the working group.

It is reported that the exercises will involve about 150 thousand soldiers, more than 26 thousand units of equipment 414 aircraft 106 ships. Planned 56 exercises tactical level, and will involve 35 of the ranges and training fields, 17 sea of landfills in water areas of the Black and Caspian seas.

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