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More than 70 military units were formed in the Western military district in 2016, said the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu on Tuesday, July 24, at the Board meeting of the Ministry, reports TASS.
“The situation in the Western strategic direction requires us to continuous improvement of combat troops and their bases,” — said Shoigu.
In this regard, according to him, the troops got about five thousand units of new and modernized weapons and equipment. The defense Minister added that numerous tests showed “qualitative growth of the level of training of the troops, and reaffirmed their readiness to solving tasks”. Special attention is paid to cooperation with the Belarusian military, the official said.
On 20 July, the Deputy Minister of defence Timur Ivanov said that the defense Ministry is creating a new infrastructure for the deployment of troops and military equipment along the Western and South-Western borders of the country.
In December 2017, “Kommersant” with reference to sources reported on the special construction of fortifications in the years 2018-2027 from the budget will be allocated about one trillion rubles.
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