The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the sudden troops check at the border with Ukraine and on the redeployment of subunits to the annexed Crimea, UNIAN reports.
On the order from the Southern Military District (Air Defense) commander Aleksandr Dvornikov, motorized rifle formations were suddenly engaged in a combat readiness check in the occupied Crimea, Dagestan, Chechnya, South Ossetia, the Rostov Region and the Krasnodar Territory.
The contingent projection was carried out at a distance over 1,000 kilometers from the Chechen Republic, the Republic of Dagestan and the Rostov region to the Astrakhan and Volgograd regions, the Krasnodar Territory and the occupied Crimea firing ranges by four air force armies transport planes and Black Sea Fleet air defense, according the statement of Russian department.
The equipment projection to the unknown landfills, where the subunits must perform the targeted assignment, continues by railway transport, the military department representatives stressed.
In total, more than 6.5 thousand military personnel and about 1.5 thousand units of military and special equipment of motorized rifle, tank, artillery subunits, as well as the Marine Corps of Black Sea Fleet and Caspian Flotilla have been involved in practical actions.