Shoigu announced the formation of 12 military units and divisions in the Western Military District against the backdrop of the intention of Sweden and Finland to join NATO
According to the head of the defense department, this year it is planned to supply more than two thousand units of modern weapons and military equipment to the units of the Western Military District.
Tension continues to grow in the area of responsibility of the Western Military District. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is taking measures of adequate countermeasures. This was stated by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the Board of the Russian Defense Ministry.
“Under these conditions, we are actively improving the combat composition of the troops. By the end of the year, 12 military units and divisions will be formed in the Western Military District,” he said.
He also added that the organizational measures are synchronized with the supply of modern weapons and military equipment to the Russian troops. It is expected that this year the ZVO will receive more than two thousand units of such samples.
In addition, Sergei Shoigu said that NATO is currently conducting a series of exercises "Defender of Europe" with the participation of up to forty thousand military personnel from thirty countries of the alliance. The main feature of the maneuvers is the transfer of a full-fledged division from the USA to the European continent.