Head of the Russian Federation ordered to conduct an unscheduled inspection of the Central Military District, Sergey Shoigu, Russian Defence Minister claimed.
Vladimir Putin ordered to put the district troops on "Full" combat alert, as well as part of other districts' Air Force, Airborne forces, and Military Transport Aviation at 06:30 GMT.
It should be noted, that the Russian military regularly conducts drills of various branches of the service. As Pravda.Ru reported the drills involving 10 missile regiments equipped with "Topol", "Topol-M", and "Yars" were carried out in July. There were also conducted tankmen exercises in the territory of the Central Military District. 900 military men took part in the exercise.
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"The tests of the missile with characteristics prohibited under the Treaty took place only 16 days after Washington completed the denunciation of the said Treaty. It is obvious that it was not improvisation," Putin said