The Minister of defence RF Sergei Shoigu said that the troops of the southern military district should be strengthened in connection with the situation in the South-East of Ukraine and activity of international terrorist groups in the North Caucasus. About it reports TASS.

“It is important to note that the military-political situation in the South-Western strategic direction remains unstable. The negative impact it is having, first of all, the situation in the South-East of Ukraine and activity of international terrorist organizations and groups in the North Caucasus”, – said Shoigu.

According to him, in these circumstances, the alleged need to continue to work to improve the fighting strength of the troops of the district, the recruitment of contract servicemen, equipping troops with new weapons and military equipment.

Shoigu demanded to ensure the safety of flights of aircraft of Armed forces of the Russian Federation to increase the mobility of troops and to provide reliable cover from air attack.

On 24 January, the acting chief of the verification of the General staff of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Vladyslav Ponomaryov said that in the Rostov region of Russia near the border with Ukraine, a new division number of 10.5 thousand soldiers.

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Shoigu explained the deployment of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine 25.01.2017

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