Shoigu: Russia Will Form Three New Divisions in Response to NATO

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

7th May, 2016


Minister of Defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu said that Russia will form three new divisions in response to NATO’s actions. Shoigu reported on measures to counter the western alliance and where Russia would deploy the three new divisions.

“The Ministry of Defence adopted a number of measures to counter the buildup of NATO forces close to Russia’s borders,” said the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation. “Until the end of the year, two new divisions will be formed in the western military district, and one in the southern military district. We are currently equipping the locations of these compounds,” said Shoigu, concluding his statement.

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