Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin ordered on Monday to conduct unannounced inspections of the Central Military District. This was announced by Minister of Defense, Army General Sergey Shoigu, TASS.
"In accordance with his order, the district troops, part of the aviation forces of other military districts, Airborne Forces and Military-Transport Aviation at 09:30, Moscow time are being put on full combat alert," stated the Minister. Russia wants to check its abilities and capabilities of dispersal of aviation over operational airfields.
"We need to work the issues of inter-departmental planning, organization of cooperation, practical implementation of mobilization tasks and tasks of territorial defense together with federal authorities," he claimed. Readiness of several ministries and agencies, as well as administrations of four regions, to act in wartime, will be also checked.