Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived in the occupied Crimea to control the course of military drills, according to TASS.

Defense Minister will personally check the actions of headquarters and troops in strategic drills "Caucasus-2016", said the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov.

He went on to say that the joint force group will train to repel the imaginary enemy’s attack at the Opuk range site. The drills will involve all types and kinds of troops.

So far, the Russia’s Armed Forces "Caucasus-2016" are actively holding strategic command and staff military drills. According to Intelligence reports, the units and formations deployed at the sites of the Russia’s Southern Military District, which includes the occupied Crimea, are in full combat readiness.

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