A new military Association of the Russian armed forces, as written at the occupier, “will cover the South-Western strategic direction”.
The 8th army with headquarters in Rostov-on-don deployed near temporarily not controlled by Ukraine border with the Donbas. Staffing staff of the army and brigade control has already begun, the army commander appointed major-General Peter Bolgarov.
As reported in Facebook the journalist Yury Butusov, in the composition of this army will include a 150 motorized rifle division (Novocherkassk), stationed at Millerovo – right at the border with Ukraine, which includes a tank, three motorized infantry, artillery and anti-aircraft missile regiments and battalions of reconnaissance, communications and maintenance. 8th army, probably, will replenish the 20th motorized rifle brigade (Volgograd). The formation of a combat-ready unit, the newspaper writes, will be completed by may.
“In simple terms, in all strategic directions are now a combined arms army… the Newly formed 8th army will be a critical element of ensuring Russia’s security in the South-East strategic direction”, – told the newspaper view chief editor of the magazine Arsenal of the Fatherland Victor murakhovski.
20 army of the armed forces deployed against Ukraine in the Western military district and is a direct threat to the Kharkiv region, said the journalist.
From 14 to 20 September 2017 at the borders of Russia intends to hold the largest military exercise of the year West-2017.
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