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Thursday, July 20, 2017

The vaults will draw to a sudden check the combat readiness of Russian army

The Russians, being in reserve, will be brought to a sudden check in the Armed forces, which will be held from 14 to 22 June. This was reported in the press service of the defense Ministry.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

A large-scale test of the Russian army is ordered to hold the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Its purpose is to assess the combat and mobilization readiness of the Armed forces.

As reported in the Ministry of defence, the reservists also will be brought to a sudden check of troops. “Evaluation of mobilization readiness and ability to perform the tasks of territorial defense will be conducted with the conscription of citizens in reserve”, – stated in the message of the military Department, reports TASS.

As reported Tuesday morning, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the army must be prepared to meet the challenges in armed conflicts of varying intensity, as well as crisis situations. The Minister demanded to pay attention to the mobilization component of the armed forces, to assess the condition of reserve units and placed in storage stocks of weapons and military equipment.

Sudden check Armed forces began against the background of NATO exercises, which are held these days in Poland and Estonia. However, the head of the Duma Committee on defense Vladimir Komoyedov believes that it is not connected with the maneuvers of the Alliance.

“I think we won’t respond to their teachings. We have our own plans, and we are in compliance with them are. We need to keep our powder dry – to keep their forces in readiness”, – he said in comments to “Interfax”.

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