Friday, 1 March 2013

Russian airborne troops will be prepared to operate in the near future as Rapid Reaction Force

Russia's Airborne Forces (VDV) should expand the scope of their mission and be prepared to operate as a rapid reaction force, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. “The Airborne Forces are to be used as rapid reaction forces in responding to crises,” Shoigu told an meeting of senior officers at the Defense Ministry, but did not elaborate.
Russian airborne troops at military parade in Moscow.

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