Friday, August 26 2016 19:00 EEST
Russian Defense Ministry transfered its special forces to the Ukrainian border as part of exercises
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The Russian Defense Ministry has deployed special forces in the Southern Military District to the Ukrainian border as part of exercises.

'The crews of the military transport aircraft are undertaking the transfer of special forces from the north-west of Russia to landfills of the Southern Military District,' Unian reports.

In addition, the aircrews of the military transport aircraft are performing tasks to relocate technology related to engineering and airfield services to operational airfields, where aircraft and helicopters of the operational-tactical and army aviation of the Aerospace forces of the Russian Federation will be deployed.

In total, about 20 Il-76 military transport aircraft are involved in the transfer of units that perform tasks related to surprise checks on the combat readiness of troops.

Surprise combat readiness check was announced on Thursday in the Southern, Western and Central military districts, in the Northern Fleet and also in major commands of the Aerospace and Airborne Forces of the Russian Federation.

As reported earlier by, Putin orders surprise combat readiness check in Russian armed forces. 

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