Russia is keeping an eye out for its security as it beefs up its northwestern district troops with new warplanes and air defense missile systems. Additionally, the country has created a task force that will focus on counter-measuring threats near Russia’s border, particularly NATO’s military buildup.
Russia Preparing for War
Russia is making sure it is fully prepared for any threat that may come its way. According to reports, Moscow has started beefing up forces on every front. It has equipped its troops in the northern region, while a new force will be on a lookout for southwestern flank in anticipation of NATO.
Russia’s air defense system efficiency in the northwestern strategic region grew 1.5 times in the last three years. This was confirmed by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
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“The district troops have been reequipped and received new warplanes and the S-300V4, S-400, Buk-M2 air defense missile systems, the Pantsir-S1 combined short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system. As a result, the efficiency of the country’s anti-aircraft defense in the northwestern strategic direction has improved 1.5 times,” TASS quoted the official.
The minister also noted that the Southern Military District has been added with more troops, specifically 13 divisions and brigades and 22 regiments, for the past three years.
“Over 200 organizational structure measures have been carried out in the Southern Military District since 2013 to boost the troops’ combat capabilities,” said Shoigu.
More Forces for Russia
As Reuters reported, Shoigu also said the strengthening of its southwestern flank is in light of the Ukraine situation and NATO’s military pileup near Russia’s border. Furthermore, the minister added that North Caucasus is seeing some active terrorists, which only support Russia’s decision to improve its forces.