The Minister of defence RF Sergei Shoigu said that before the end of 2016 in the Russian army there will be three new divisions. This will be a response to the build-up of NATO forces near Russia’s borders.
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“I have given instructions to apply during the construction of the most advanced construction solutions,” – said Shoigu. According to him, we are talking about the so-called modular designs, which allow you to construct buildings in a few weeks and, if necessary, carry them.
The creation of new divisions Shoigu said in January 2016, then it was assumed that they all will be placed in the Western military district. Later it became known that one motor rifle division appears near Rostov-on-don, two in Voronezh, and Smolensk regions. The number of personnel each unit will be ten thousand people.