20 Jan 2022 12:57

Almost 700 facilities for nuclear deterrence forces built in Russia in 2021 - Shoigu

MOSCOW. Jan 20 (Interfax) - Russia's nuclear deterrence forces received more than 690 infrastructure facilities across Russia last year, Defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu said on Thursday on the occasion of the Unified Military Goods Commissioning Day.

"More than 690 facilities intended for the nuclear deterrence forces and their hardware were built. Places to accommodate weapons and hardware arriving at the forces were equipped," Shoigu said.

"Silo-based launchers of strategic missile systems were put on combat duty in the Kaluga and Orenburg regions for the Strategic Missile Forces," he said.

"This work is continuing in Novosibirsk, Nizhny Tagil, Irkutsk, Teikovo, and other regions," the minister said.