Putin orders combat readiness checks for troops in Russia's far east

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered snap checks of troops` combat readiness in the far east, Itar-Tass news agency reported Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying on Thursday.

Reuters| Last Updated: Sep 11, 2014, 12:48 PM IST
Putin orders combat readiness checks for troops in Russia's far east

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered snap checks of troops` combat readiness in the far east, Itar-Tass news agency reported Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying on Thursday.

Shoigu told a meeting of the armed forces` leadership that the troops were ordered to be on full combat readiness at 10:00 am Moscow time.