The number of military districts in Russia fell by 1 December

The number of military districts in Russia will reduce by 1 DecemberRussian armed forces continue to reform operational and strategic control. According to the plan, which is being developed by the General Staff Army, by December 1 of the current year, the number of military districts will be reduced from 6 to 4 due to their consolidation.

On the basis of the past will form four operational-strategic commands (OSK) — West, South, Central and East with the operational control of the commander of all troops (forces) of both the armed forces and other security agencies within their areas. It is planned to make the Western military county (USC) by combining the Metropolitan of Leningrad and military districts with headquarters in St. Petersburg.

In the operational control of the commander of the USC run across the Baltic and Northern fleets of the Air Force, the Navy, the troops of other law enforcement agencies. On the basis of the North Caucasus Military Area will be formed South Military District (USC, headquarters Rostov-on-Don) with the possible subordination of its commander in operational terms the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla. Central military District (USC) with headquarters in Yekaterinburg created by the merger of the Volga-Urals Military Area and the western part of the Siberian Military Area (Sib). East Military District (USC) with headquarters in Khabarovsk will be formed by the merger of Far Eastern Military Area and the eastern part of the Siberian Military District. It will be subordinate to the commander of the Pacific Fleet, said a representative of the General Staff.

He stressed that the issue of the leadership team of USC units and formations of the Strategic Rocket Forces mission, naval strategic nuclear forces, aviation and distant Gallakticheskih troops "is not yet resolved." "This issue is currently being forthcoming study, he personally engaged in Chief of the General Staff, Army General Nikolai Makarov," — explained the representative of the staff, according to ITAR-TASS.

According to him, the planned enlargement of the military districts with the creation on their basis of USC "will be tried out in the future at the end of June — beginning of July, the operational-strategic exercises" Vostok-2010 ", which will be held under the control of the chief of the General Staff.

Interlocutor of agency also pointed out that the decrease in the number of military districts from 6 to 4 does not lead to a reduction in the officer corps. "150 thousand officers, currently available in our army to continue the service. We officers are already in short supply. This simply moving and reordering of the officer corps to the new duty station, "- said the representative of the General Staff.

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