Russian Defense Minister: 12 modern troops will be formed to deal with the escalation of military threats on Russia’s western border


2022-05-20: [Article Link On May 20, the Chinese news agency Moscow (journalist Tiancing), Russian Defence Minister Shoigu, stated that the military threat on the Russian western border was escalating. By the end of this year, 12 units would be formed in the western Russian military region and modern weapons and military equipment would be synchronized. According to the website of the Russian Ministry of Defence, the military threat near the western border of the Russian Federation is escalating, according to a military working telephone conference held on the same day with senior members of the Russian armed forces. Over the past eight years, US strategic bombers have increased their flight intensity in Europe 15 times. US ships with guided missiles have become regularized in the Baltic Sea. In the course of this year alone, it carried out six cruise missile simulations near the Kaliningrad area. Since 2016, 24 such incidents have been monitored by the Russian side. At the same time, he said, the United States and NATO were expanding their combat training near the Russian border, and up to 40,000 troops from 30 European Union countries were currently participating in a series of “European defenders” exercises. In the context of the continued escalation of tensions in the defence zone of the western Russian military region as Finland and Sweden applied for NATO membership, the Russian side is taking appropriate measures to actively improve the combat composition of its forces. By the end of this year, 12 units will be formed in the western Russian military region, while modern weapons and military equipment will be simultaneously provided to the relevant forces, and more than 2,000 weapons are planned to be received this year. In addition, the meeting discussed a draft plan for Russian aerospace and naval forces to be equipped with medium- and long-range drones for 2030. Shoikou revealed that the Russian army and navy are continuously installing modern combat drone systems. In the near future, the Russian army will be equipped with strategic drones. Referring to the progress of Russia's special military operations in Uganda, Shoikou stated that the Russian army and local forces in Luhansk and Donetsk continued to expand their control over the Donbas area, and that the “liberation” of the Luhansk area was nearing completion. Shoikou said that the blockade of the quick steel plant in the city of Opol, Mali, continued. 177 civilians, including 85 women and 47 children, who had been trapped in the plant area had been evacuated. All had received medical and psychological assistance. At the same time, he stated that armed Ugandans who had been held in the plant had begun to surrender. To date, 1908 had laid down their weapons, and that, until then, 1,387 UML soldiers had laid down their arms. According to Shoigu, since the special military operation, more than 1377,000 people have been evacuated to Russian territory from the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, as well as from other parts of Ukraine. The Russian army is making every effort to prevent civilian deaths and, to that end, the humanitarian corridor will be open for long periods of time.


Note: This is a translated version of the Chinese news media article. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.



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Russian Defense Minister: 12 modern troops will be formed to deal with the escalation of military threats on Russia’s western border


2022-05-20: [Article Link On May 20, the Chinese news agency Moscow (journalist Tiancing), Russian Defence Minister Shoigu, stated that the military threat on the Russian western border was escalating. By the end of this year, 12 units would be formed in the western Russian military region and modern weapons and military equipment would be synchronized. According to the website of the Russian Ministry of Defence, the military threat near the western border of the Russian Federation is escalating, according to a military working telephone conference held on the same day with senior members of the Russian armed forces. Over the past eight years, US strategic bombers have increased their flight intensity in Europe 15 times. US ships with guided missiles have become regularized in the Baltic Sea. In the course of this year alone, it carried out six cruise missile simulations near the Kaliningrad area. Since 2016, 24 such incidents have been monitored by the Russian side. At the same time, he said, the United States and NATO were expanding their combat training near the Russian border, and up to 40,000 troops from 30 European Union countries were currently participating in a series of “European defenders” exercises. In the context of the continued escalation of tensions in the defence zone of the western Russian military region as Finland and Sweden applied for NATO membership, the Russian side is taking appropriate measures to actively improve the combat composition of its forces. By the end of this year, 12 units will be formed in the western Russian military region, while modern weapons and military equipment will be simultaneously provided to the relevant forces, and more than 2,000 weapons are planned to be received this year. In addition, the meeting discussed a draft plan for Russian aerospace and naval forces to be equipped with medium- and long-range drones for 2030. Shoikou revealed that the Russian army and navy are continuously installing modern combat drone systems. In the near future, the Russian army will be equipped with strategic drones. Referring to the progress of Russia's special military operations in Uganda, Shoikou stated that the Russian army and local forces in Luhansk and Donetsk continued to expand their control over the Donbas area, and that the “liberation” of the Luhansk area was nearing completion. Shoikou said that the blockade of the quick steel plant in the city of Opol, Mali, continued. 177 civilians, including 85 women and 47 children, who had been trapped in the plant area had been evacuated. All had received medical and psychological assistance. At the same time, he stated that armed Ugandans who had been held in the plant had begun to surrender. To date, 1908 had laid down their weapons, and that, until then, 1,387 UML soldiers had laid down their arms. According to Shoigu, since the special military operation, more than 1377,000 people have been evacuated to Russian territory from the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, as well as from other parts of Ukraine. The Russian army is making every effort to prevent civilian deaths and, to that end, the humanitarian corridor will be open for long periods of time.

Note: This is a translated version of the Chinese news media article. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.

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