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Russia's military snapcheck to affect all military districts — defense ministry

June 14, 2016, 14:41 UTC+3

The inspection will last until June 22

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MOSCOW, June 14. /TASS/. The surprise combat readiness inspection of the command and control organizations and arsenals of the Russian Armed Forces that was announced on Tuesday by the decision of the Russian president will affect all the military districts of the country, the Russian Defense Ministry press service reported.

"Officers of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces at 07:00 am on June 14, 2016, informed the commanders of the Eastern, Central, Southern and Western military districts of the order of the General Staff Chief to start an inspection of the military districts’ command and control organizations with deployment of the field command posts, as well as of a number of military units and certain military equipment storage bases," the report says.

Earlier on Tuesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said that a surprise combat readiness inspection was announced in the Russian Armed Forces at 07:00 am on Tuesday by the decision of the country’s Supreme Commander-in-Chief, President Vladimir Putin. The inspection will be carried out in a number of equipment storage bases, as well as separate bodies of military administration, according to Shoigu.

The defense minister said that the snap check during the first day will focus "on the combat readiness condition objectives." In addition, the inspection will assess the command and control organizations’ capability to fulfill the set tasks, including in the sphere of mobilization. According to the minister, along with the troops’ training for their missions in armed conflicts of varying intensity and in crisis situations, it is necessary to pay special attention to the mobilization component of the Armed Forces, the status of the troop’s reserve components and weapons and military equipment stock.

According to Shoigu, the inspection will last until June 22.

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