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The Minister of Defense reported to the President on the progress of the Vostok-2014 exercises.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Vladimir Putin on the progress of the Vostok-2014 strategic command and staff exercises. According to the Kremlin press service, the report was presented via videoconference with the Kamchatka Peninsula, where the command post of the Joint Command of Troops and Forces in the northeast of the Russian Federation is located.

“In total, more than 155 thousand troops, about 8 thousands of weapons and military equipment, including more than 4 thousands of armored combat vehicles, 632 aircraft and helicopter, 84 ship, take part in the events. The practical actions of the troops are carried out on the 14 test sites on Sakhalin, Kamchatka and Chukotka, as well as in the southern part of Primorye, ”reported the Minister of Defense, who arrived in the region for an active maneuver phase. “In the course of the maneuvers, tasks are being fulfilled to protect the interests and ensure the military security of the Russian Federation in the eastern region,” said Sergey Shoigu.

The exercises will last until 25 September, but, according to the head of the military department, it is already possible to draw preliminary conclusions. "Due to the supply of modern weapons and military equipment, the fire, shock and maneuver capabilities of formations and military units have increased. The arrival of new means of communication and automation made it possible to ensure the stability and efficiency of the management of the inter-service groupings of troops. The intensity of combat training, studies and sudden inspections contributed to an increase in the level of training of military command and control agencies and the coordination of units and formations, "Sergei Shoigu reported.

The defense minister separately focused on the preliminary results of a sudden check combat readiness of the troops, as well as selected ministries and departments, which was held at the direction of the President of the Russian Federation a week before the start of the exercise "Vostok-2014". He recalled thatabout the alarm, the troops of the Eastern Military District, a number of command and control agencies, formations of military units of the Central Military District, the Airborne Forces, commanders of long-range and military transport aviation were raised.

In his opinion, "nThe verification showed that the system for ensuring the operation of troops in remote regions requires improvement. ” In particular, Sergei Shoigu noted that "as a result of the unwillingness of the administration of the Sakhalin region and some heads of organizations to work in wartime conditions, the call of citizens from the reserve for military training was not fulfilled in the prescribed amount. The task was solved at the expense of other subjects of the Russian Federation. ”

Vladimir Putin instructed him to present him with a detailed report on the results of the exercises. "PGive me not only a report, but also an analysis of what has been done, with all the problems that will be revealed during this event ”, - he said. 

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