Russia Creates New Military Units to Deal with Expanding NATO
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the country will take measures in sync with the supply of weapons and equipment military modern to deal with NATO strengthen forces near the border Russia.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu
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TASS news agency on May 20 reported Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that the country will take measures to deal with the NATO expanding towards the border Russia.
“Twelve military units and sub-units will be established in the Western Military District by the end of this year,” Shoigu said at a meeting on May 20.
According to the Russian Defense Minister, Russia’s countermeasures will be synchronized with the supply of modern weapons and military equipment to the army. “This year, we plan to receive more than 2,000 new military equipment,” Shoigu said.
Minister Shoigu pointed out that tensions continue to rise in the area the Western Military District is responsible for. Tension is further increased due to the possibility Finland and Switzerland become a member of NATO.
Finland and Sweden on May 18 officially applied to join the US-led military alliance. Russian President Vladimir Putin On May 16, Sweden and Finland’s entry into NATO posed no threat to Russia, but the leader warned that Moscow would respond if NATO strengthens its military infrastructure in the two Nordic countries. above.
In his speech, Shoigu also said the US has increased strategic bomber flights in recent years, sent warships to the Baltic Sea and stepped up exercises in the region with its NATO ally. .
Minister Shoigu also noted that tests based on the results of the winter training period showed that the quality of training of formations of the military district had increased by 25% compared to the previous year.
According to the Russian Defense Minister, the intensity of combat training missions of ships in the Baltic Fleet has increased by 42%. More than 300 drills with different types of weapons were carried out.
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