Thursday, December 1, 2022

Putin orders surprise drills to check combat readiness of Russian Air Force

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu Army General held a conference at which he declared that the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces Vladimir Putin began a surprise combat readiness inspection of Russian Aerospace Defence Forces or VKO.

That was reported by press service of Russian Federation Defence Ministry.

“Today, in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, an unannounced inspection of the Aerospace Forces has begun to assess the readiness of military administrative bodies and forces to carry out combat training tasks,” Shoigu said at a meeting.


“Special attention should be paid to combat alert, deployment of air defense systems for a time of war and air groupings’ readiness to repel the aggression,” Shoigu added.

He also ordered to ensure strict compliance with the safety requirements and undamaged condition of weapons and ammunition. The minister pointed to the need to rule out damage to state-owned property and prevent negative impact on the environment.


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