Troops in Russia’s Far East have begun winter inspections, according to a statement by the country’s Ministry of Defense, as Moscow holds talks with NATO about de-escalating tensions.
Officials announced on Friday that forces stationed in the Eastern Military District, which covers a vast swath of land from Siberia to the Sea of Japan, were undertaking inspections and exercises intended to ensure their military readiness.
The ministry said this would include live firing in testing ranges, and emphasized that special attention would be paid to the soldiers’ preparedness for rapid deployment.
“The military forces of the Russian Federation are continuing the planned exercises for the winter period. In order to prepare to conduct the strategic exercises ‘Vostok-2022’, the troops of the Eastern Military District are undertaking snap inspections of their operational readiness,” the statement read. Read more…