Putin orders snap military drills



President Vladimir Putin has ordered snap military drills involving 150,000 personnel and hundreds of aircraft and naval vessels to ensure “security in Russia’s southwest,” the Defence Ministry said Friday. “In accordance with the decision of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces snap exercises are being conducted by troops of the Southern and Western military districts,” Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted as saying in a statement. The drills involve nearly 150,000 personnel including airborne troops and marine infantry of the Northern and Pacific Fleets, the Defence Ministry said. The exercises also involve more than 400 aircraft and over 100 vessels

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