Russian Defense Ministry on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a surprise check of combat readiness of Russia's armed forces, which will affect the South, West and Central Military Districts, as well as the Northern Fleet and the main commands of aerospace forces and airborne troops. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said this to RIA Novosti.
The troops of these districts and units are on alert. Testing will take place from August 25 to 31.
Shoygu also said that Russia is already preparing for the Caucasus-2016 drills in the Southern Military District.