In the units of the Western military district in 26 regions of Russia passed the sudden check of combat readiness of divisions of anti-terror. About this informed the head a press-services ZVO Igor Muginov, reports “RIA Novosti”.
“In accordance with the instructions of the commander of the Western military district (ZVO), Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov in all formations and units of the district, stationed in the 26 subjects of the Russian Federation, passed the sudden check of combat readiness of units Antiterror”, — he said.
According to Muginova, the event was attended by more than four thousand soldiers, has been involved about 200 units of military equipment. For four days combined unit of counter-terrorism practiced practical issues and course of action of rescue forces in repelling attacks on military objects, military units and garrisons, said the representative of the district.
In mid-June, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the sudden checking in the Armed forces. It was tested by a number of bases of storage of weapons and equipment, and certain military authorities. The defense Ministry said that foreign attaché informed about the test.
In late may, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the Armed Forces will introduce new forms and methods of combat training. He said it will take into account “the features and experience gained in Syria.”