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MOSCOW, October 20. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the country will go ahead with strengthening its armed forces, the introduction of advanced control systems and better quality and greater intensity of combat training being high on the list of priorities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
"Our army and navy remain a reliable safeguard of the country’s sovereignty. They play a key role in ensuring global and regional security," Putin said at a meeting with a group of senior officers just appointed to senior positions.
Putin recalled that last year the Russian military held more than 3,000 exercises and drills and practised a variety of complex tasks.
"Surprise comprehensive tests confirmed high combat readiness and growing combat capabilities of units in all military districts," Putin said.
Putin noted that Russia's 2015 state defense order had been practically fulfilled in time.
"This year, practically all tasks of the state defense order have been completely fulfilled in due time," he said at a meeting with newly appointed senior officers of the Russian Armed Forces.
Earlier, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said the state defense procurement order for 2015 stood at 1.8 trillion roubles ($28.92 billion) against 1.6 trillion roubles ($25.71 billion) in 2014.
The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier this autumn it was sure the state defense order would be executed as scheduled. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin however noted decreasing rates of fulfilment of the state defense order as compared with last year’s figures.