13 Apr 2021 16:33

Russia redeploys 2 armies, 3 airborne units to western border in view of NATO threat - Shoigu

SEVEROMORSK. April 13 (Interfax) - Russia is taking measures in response to the threats posed by NATO, and it has redeployed two armies and three Airborne Forces units to its western borders as part of an ongoing readiness inspection, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

"We've taken proper measures in response to the alliance's military activities which threaten Russia," Shoigu said at a meeting in Severomorsk on Tuesday.

"Two armies and three Airborne Forces units were successfully redeployed to combat training areas close to the Russian Federation's western borders in three weeks," he said.

"The troops have manifested complete preparedness and the ability to perform their duties to guarantee the country's military security. At the present time, these units are involved in exercises," Shoigu said.