North Korea ‘neither fears war nor wants to avoid it,’ says country’s UN missionWorld April 26, 20:37
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry to continue helping Serbia in mine clearance in 2017Military & Defense April 26, 20:20
Putin says Russia, China maintain relations at 'unprecedentedly high level'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 20:02
Polls shows number of happy Russians at record-breaking historic highSociety & Culture April 26, 19:27
IS recruiting Taliban fighters in Afghanistan — Russia’s General StaffMilitary & Defense April 26, 18:49
Coffin with presumed remains of 19th century Russian general dug up in TurkeySociety & Culture April 26, 18:26
Russian envoy says enacting nuke ban treaty will lay basis for stable strategic tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 18:13
Tokyo to draw up cooperation plans for South Kurils and heed locals’ opinionsBusiness & Economy April 26, 17:37
Who runs the world? Berlin's W20 women's summit reveals whoWorld April 26, 17:03
ST. PETERSBURG, February 21. /ITAR-TASS/. Troops of the Western Military District (WMD) are ready to use hardware and armament in the tropics and in the Arctic region, WMD Commander Anatoly Sidorov said on Friday.
“Hardware and armament are ready to be used in the tropics and in the Arctic region. Their tactical and technical performance permits,” Sidorov told a news conference at the Itar-Tass press centre.
There are special models of hardware to be used by northern units, the WMD commander said.
He declined to comment on a possibility to create an Arctic united strategic command. “Such issues are in the competence of the country’s leadership. When we receive instructions we’ll fulfill them,” Sidorov said.