The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu, during a conference call at the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation, announced the start of a check of the combat readiness of the Armed Forces throughout Russia.
This was reported by RIA Novosti.
“The troops went to the training grounds to conduct tactical, tactical-special and bilateral exercises,” the minister said.
In addition, he demanded from his subordinates “to ensure the high quality of control exercises and safety during the movement of military echelons and military equipment.”
According to the ministry, 4048 exercises of various scales will be carried out during April, in particular 812 bilateral exercises, at 101 training grounds and 520 facilities of the training and material base.
It is noted that these checks will take place in the Northern Fleet, in all military districts, as well as in the Far North, Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands.
The General Staff Commission will check the combat readiness of the military in the eastern military district.
Earlier, the chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Edward Asryan, said that Armenia had begun large-scale tactical exercises in all operational directions.