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Russia: Putin puts Central Military District troops on full alert, confirms DM Shoigu

Monday, September 7, 2015 5:42
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Published on 7 Sep 2015

Russian Defence Minister, Sergei Shoigu, announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin has given the order “to put the troops of the Central Military District on full combat alert,” during an address to military officials in Moscow, on Monday.

Central Military District army put on full combat alert by Putin's order. Army
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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