Putin orders surprise combat readiness inspection for Russian army
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Iskander, S-300 and S-400 missile systems, Btr-82 Armoured Personnel Carriers were seen demonstrating their fighting capabilities and combat readiness on the video footage released on Monday by the Russian Defense Ministry.
Military exercises were intended to ensure military security in Central Asian region and to prevent terrorist threats, Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu said.
About 150,000 troops and more than 20,000 weapons were involved in the surprise combat readiness inspection of the Russian Army.
Military exercises will continue until Friday (June 28).