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As Putin orders snap military maneuvers, Ukraine follows suit


President Vladimir Putin has ordered snap military drills involving 150,000 personnel and hundreds of aircraft and naval vessels to ensure “security in Russia’s southwest,” the defense ministry said on Friday.“In accordance with the decision of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces snap exercises are being conducted by troops of the Southern and Western military districts,” Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted as saying in a statement.The drills involve nearly 150,000 personnel including airborne troops and marine infantry of the Northern and Pacific Fleets, the defense ministry said.Read more:Russia holds military exercises near UkraineNATO says Russia massing troops at Ukraine …read more

Source:: Al Arabiya

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