MOSCOW, August 20. / TASS /. A sudden control of combat readiness began in the formations and military units of the central (eastern military district) and the eastern military districts (VVO), long-distance and military transport aviation at the decision of the commander-in-chief Vladimir Putin. This was announced Monday by the Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu.
According to him, on the eve of large-scale maneuvers "East 2018" in the eastern theater of military operations, a complex of 16 special exercises is held.
"Today, starting at 5:00 am Moscow, in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Federation, the military command and control units with connections and military units of the Air Defense Forces, the Central Air Command, started Airborne troops, the Far and Military Transport Airways to take measures to achieve the highest degree of combat readiness, "said Shoigu.
He stressed that the main efforts are focused on the preparation of associations, formations and military units for the fulfillment of tasks for the designation and timely withdrawal of military command and control units of troops and troops by maneuvers to the first areas.
"To check the issues of aviation readiness and execution of the territorial defense tasks within the boundaries of the three military districts, the intention is to involve a number of military commissarians," noted the head of the Ministry of Defense.
Shoigu also added that the verification of combat readiness will take place from August 20 to 25.
"The audit will be held from August 20 to 25. I pay special attention to the organization and maintenance of a continuous and sustainable management of troops and troops," said Shoigu.
He stressed that the results of the activities should be taken into account when assessing the state of combat readiness in formations, military units, units and the willingness to allow for maneuvers.
"At all stages of implementation to ensure strict compliance with security requirements, the security of weapons and ammunition precludes damage to state property and does not negatively impact the natural environment," emphasized the Minister.