Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu today announced the withdrawal of troops conducting military exercises in the south and west of the country. Border territories with Ukraine and the Baltic States.
During the meeting between Shoigú and the Crimean Army Staff Order the withdrawal of deployed troops from Friday And then return to their “permanent location”
“I think the goal of the surprise test has been fully achieved. The troops demonstrated their ability to ensure the security and defense of the country., He says.
Shoigú was given to the General Staff, heads of various military districts, and airborne troops until May 1 to withdraw the troops and return to their bases, The United States and NATO have sued Russia in recent weeks.
Especially he mentioned the 58th ArmyCito Southern Military Region, Central Military Region 41st Army and 7, 76 and 98 Airborne Division
At the time, these forces were deployed near the border with Ukraine Set off all the alarms in KievHe accused Moscow of preparing for the war in Donbass.
In a recent telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and American Joe Biden, the latter asked him Withdrawing troops from the region, at the same time expressed support for Russia’s “aggression” to Kiev.
The same is true for NATO. Shoigu said that this Thursday happened to be Russia’s high-level command. “Continuous monitoring” in the field of the “European Defender” exercise of the Atlantic Alliance Moscow described it as “the biggest in 30 years.”
“You must be prepared to react immediately “If something unfavorable happens,” Shoigú said, he recalled that the Atlantic Alliance conducted dozens of exercises with “obviously anti-Russian aspects” every year. “
Minister emphasized Established coordination centers in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and RomaniaThese weapons have arrived in Greek ports, and one of the alliance’s main groups has been stationed along the Black Sea coast.
Shoigu appeared in Crimea on Thursday, Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula in 2014 to oversee large-scale military exercises in the Opuk Mountains, 40 kilometers from the Kerch Strait.