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Russia begins check of combat readiness of forces

Russia begins check of combat readiness of forces

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Russia has suddenly begun checking the combat readiness in the formations and military units of Central and Eastern Military Districts, Long-range Air Force and Military Transport Aviation under the order of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, as Sergey Shoygu, Russia’s Defence Minister, said, Interfax reports.
“Today, at 5 am Moscow time, according to the decision of Commander-in-Chief of Russian Armed Forces on a regular basis the military administration bodies along with the formations and military units of Central and Eastern Military Districts, Long-range Air Force and Military Transport Aviation started the implementation of actions to bring the forces in a high level of military-combat readiness,” news agency quotes Shoygu.

It is noted that the inspection will take place on August 20-25.
According to Shoygu, the results of the events are to be regarded while estimating the condition of the combat readiness of the formations, military units, subdivisions and readiness for allowance to maneuvers.
The check is conducted within “East-2018” maneuvers.

Earlier it was reported that Russia wanted to hold large-scale drills “East-2018” in August-September. In particular, the forces and means of the Eastern and Central Military Districts and the Northern Fleet are to be involved.  
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