KHABAROVSK, June 25. /ITAR-TASS/. Military drills and surprise combat readiness checks show that the Russian Armed Forces can efficiently perform real combat missions, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday.
“The work, that the Defense Ministry carries out to raise the level of troops’ combat readiness and preparedness and equip the army and the fleet with armaments and military hardware, is yielding the necessary results,” Shoigu told a meeting of the Defense Ministry’s board.
The Russian Armed Forces have been involved in a series of large-scale military drills and snap combat readiness checks lately.
Almost 250 drills and about 8,000 firing exercises were held in the Russian Armed Forces from December 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.