Russian interior troops exercise begins in 6 federal districts, including Crimea

Thursday, April 2, 2015
By Paul Martin

Tass.ru
April 02,2015

The exercise is aimed at drilling the use of troops in case of aggravation of the situation in Russian regions to cope with new threats to the state’s internal security, spokesman for the troops says

MOSCOW, April 2. /TASS/. Large-scale strategic exercise of Russia’s Interior Troops codenamed Zaslon-2015 has been launched in 6 federal districts, including Crimea, spokesman for the troops Vasily Panchenkov told TASS on Thursday.

He said that the exercise is conducted in the period from April 2 to 10 under the command of First Deputy Interior Minister — Commander of Interior Troops Colonel General Viktor Zolotov.

“The exercise is aimed at drilling the use of troops (forces) in case of aggravation of the situation in Russian regions to cope with new threats to the state’s internal security that is in line with the federal law on interior troops,” he said.

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