Ukraine reconciliation meeting in Minsk postponed over OSCE car blastWorld April 24, 3:21
Macron announces his victory in first round of French presidential voteWorld April 24, 1:29
Le Pen gets 23.08%, Macron - 23.11% after 33 mln votes counted — Interior MinistryWorld April 23, 23:58
Preliminary results of French polls reveal defeat of two leading partiesWorld April 23, 22:49
Macron, Le Pen lead in first round of French election — TVWorld April 23, 21:33
Russian Foreign Ministry slams OSCE car incident in Donbass as 'provocation'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 23, 19:41
Macron winning presidential polls among French living in US, Canada — TVWorld April 23, 19:12
French nationals in Moscow expect presidential polls to bring changes to their countryWorld April 23, 18:01
French presidential hopefuls cast ballots in first round of electionWorld April 23, 15:52
MOSCOW, February 21, 7:10 /ITAR-TASS/. ass) - Russia will continue to increase the potential of its Armed Forces and all security forces, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting marking Defender of the Fatherland Day, which is traditionally celebrated in Russia on February 23.
“We will continue to increase the potential of our Armed Forces and all organisations responsible for the country’s security,” he said.
He noted that “we are consistently working on the new features of the Armed Forces. The quality of troop management and their training have improved. We have raised the potential of our aerospace defence system and navy. The troops are being regularly supplied with the latest armaments.”
The president vowed “to provide housing and improve the healthcare system; we will create an up-to-date and comfortable infrastructure in military towns and will generally raise the social status of our servicemen.”
He stressed that “the prestige of military service does not rest solely on the state. It is formed by the system itself, by the servicemen, and primarily by the officers, who have always been a pillar of the Army and Navy, of Russia itself.”
Putin believes that the success of modernisation of the Armed Forces “is directly linked to their competence and persistence, their ability to think progressively and to implement tasks efficiently. Today’s generation of Russian officers faces tasks on a new level. They undoubtedly serve as an example of a responsible and honest attitude to the fate of the entire nation.