Russian Defense Ministry said President Vladimir Putin ordered a snap inspection of the country’s Central Military District troops on Monday.
Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defense Minister confirmed the news at a military meeting the same day.
According to the Defense Ministry, the inspection to end on Sep. 12 is aimed at testing the combat readiness of troops and the coordination work of various ministries and agencies in the wartime.
The Central Military District is Russia’s biggest one occupying more than 40 percent of the country’s territory. With its headquarters in Yekaterinburg, the district unites troops stationed in regions along the Volga River, around the Ural Mountains and in Siberia, as well as air forces in a military base in Tajikistan. (Video: Ruptly. tv)