Skip to comments.Vladimir Putin orders Russian troops onto 'combat alert' as Ukraine fighting spills across border
Posted on 06/21/2014 8:03:03 AM PDT by mykroar
Vladimir Putin has ordered troops in central Russia onto combat alert in snap military drills a day after confirming the country is beefing up its presence on the Ukrainian border.
The move, which will not affect troops stationed on the Ukrainian border, follows a series of reports of fighting in eastern Ukraine spilling over the frontier into Russia.
Announcing the move on Saturday morning Sergei Shoigu, the Russian defence minister, said the drills would run from June 21 to June 28.
In accordance with [Mr Putins] order, from 11.00am Moscow time the troops of the central military district as well as formations and military units on its territory have been put on full combat alert, Mr Shoigu said.
While Russias Central Military District does not border Ukraine, the move will be seen as another show of force as tensions between Moscow and Kiev continue to mount.
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Vladimir Putin is free to move now , Obama is DISTRACTED with Gay Rights again
Eyes on Iraq is an opportunity. Watch the other hand.
What exactly did Putin expect when the Ukraine finally stood up to his goons and they had to fall back? Oh, that’s right, this is exactly what he expected. Then he could claim foul and walk right in.
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