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Friday, June 23, 2017

Shoigu told about the taken in response to the strengthening of NATO measures


The Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the Board office spoke about taken in connection with the new international risk steps. He noted that the situation in the South-West recently escalated due to the strengthening of NATO, the situation in Ukraine and terrorist activity in the North Caucasus.

In response to these risks, the defense Ministry has formed in the southern military district four divisions, nine brigades and 22 regiment, said Shoigu. In addition, the region has created two missile brigades with Iskander-M”. It was also almost two times increased the number of contract servicemen.

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