Putin Orders Combat Readiness Checks in Russia’s Eastern Military District

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to hold snap combat readiness drills in Russia’s Eastern Military District starting Thursday, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

11/09/2014

MOSCOW, September 11 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to hold snap combat readiness drills in Russia’s Eastern Military District starting Thursday, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

“In accordance with his [Putin’s] instructions, air defense forces, as well as military units on the region’s territory should be put on full combat alert starting from 10:00 a.m. Moscow time [6:00 a.m. GMT],” he said.

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