January 7, at 8:00 a.m. Moscow time a spot check of the Russian Aerospace Forces began, which was initiated by President Vladimir Putin.
According to the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, military units were put on a high degree of readiness and started to implement training activities.
“During the check, special attention should be paid to the alert state, deployment of defense systems in wartime and readiness of the aviation groups to repel aggression. To hold tactical training and test sessions with all the examined military units,” Shoigu ordered.
Moreover, the Defense Minister ordered to comply with all safety requirements, as well as the safety of weapons and ammunition in the framework of a spot check.
A spokesman for the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, commented on the sudden checking of Aerospace forces of Russia:
“The practice of unexpected inspections established itself rather effectively. Wires and will continue to be carried out This practice was used and will be used in future.
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