Russia did not complete the exercise with broad participation in the Black Sea, where the waters are warming due to the tension in the Donbass in the southeast of Ukraine.
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, who participated in the exercise held at the Opuk training ground in Crimea, ordered the military units deployed on the Ukrainian borders to return to their permanent headquarters. Stating that with the announcement of the Defender Europe exercise planned by NATO at the beginning of the summer, Russian military units deployed on the borders of Ukraine have achieved all the determined targets, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu announced that all units on the borders have completed their activities.
UNIONS WILL RETURN TO THE PERMANENT LOCATIONS AFTER
Russian Defense Minister Shoigu said at the meeting held in Crimea, “I believe that the troops deployed against surprise dangers at the borders have fully achieved their goals. “Our military units have demonstrated their ability to defend the country,” he said.
Expressing that they have decided to all military regional commanders and air forces to return the troops to their permanent positions as of April 23, Shoygu stated that they were given an order to prepare for return to permanent deployment points. Accordingly, until 1 May 2021, the 58th army units affiliated to the Southern Military Regional Command, which have been deployed on the borders of Ukraine until now, and the 41st army units affiliated to the Central Military District Command will return to their headquarters.
It was stated that the 76th and 98th airborne divisions deployed on the border will also withdraw to their headquarters. On the other hand, the Ministry of Defense of Russia announced that more than 10 thousand soldiers, 40 warships and 20 support ships participated in the exercise in Crimea.
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