MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. The Russian General Staff is focused on strengthening the groupings of forces in the western, south-western and Arctic directions during its strategic planning, Head of the General Staff’s Main Operations Department Sergei Rudskoi said on Thursday.
"The General Staff concentrates the basic efforts on increasing combat capabilities, the capabilities of the Armed Forces, deploying and reinforcing the groupings of forces in the western, south-western and Arctic strategic directions," the general said at a ceremony of introducing officers to the Russian president due to their appointment to senior command posts.
Rudskoi told the president that the decisions made by the supreme commander-in-chief "are being implemented within the strictly defined deadlines, guaranteeing Russia’s military security."