- Putin ordered a night exercise in the Black Sea
Russian President Vladimir Putin last night ordered Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to launch large-scale military exercises in the Black Sea. About RBC said Head of the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense and Information Major General Igor Konashenkov.
The exercise will be attended by Russian Black Sea Fleet, part of the special-purpose airborne troops. The military were suddenly put on alert last night and started to perform the assigned tasks.
In practical actions taken more than 7,100 military personnel, 250 armored vehicles and 50 artillery pieces for different purposes, up to 20 combat aircraft and helicopters, and 30 ships for various purposes.
The purpose of the exercises is to identify problematic issues of military construction.
This large-scale testing in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation — is the second this year. Commenting on the results in February 2013. sudden inspection of troops stationed in the Central and Western military districts, Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu has decided that such events will become regular.