In accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of Russian President Vladimir Putin, today, at five o'clock in the morning, the troops of the Southern Military District, separate units of the Airborne Forces and military transport aviation are brought to combat readiness "Complete". From that time on we began a surprise check of the combat readiness of troops in the South-Western strategic direction. It is necessary to work out the full range of tasks solved by government agencies and troops, including the fight against terrorist threats, the elimination of the consequences of natural and man-made disasters. Assess the maneuverability of the compounds during the marches to create groups of troops.
According to the Minister of Defense, in the course of a sudden inspection, the possibility of effective repulsing of attacks of a conditional enemy, as well as the possibility of protecting strategically important objects, will be assessed.
Sergey Shoigu (quote TASS):
General Staff to organize the inspection and management of ongoing activities. Form two working groups.
The first group will deal with the inspection of the military command and control bodies of the Southern Military District and individual airborne units. The task of the second group is to check the readiness of the control system (including civilian) in the regions of the Southern and Central Military Districts.
The military attaches of foreign countries were informed about the start of the inspection.