Russia orders combat readiness test

Russia orders combat readiness test
Russian President Vladimir Putin

President Vladimir Putin has reportedly ordered an immediate test of combat readiness of troops in central and western Russia.

Russia’s defence minister Sergei Shoigu is reported as saying Putin ordered the test at 2pm Moscow time today.

The report did not mention Ukraine, one of Russia’s western neighbours, where months of protests have forced pro-Russia president Viktor Yanukovych to go into hiding

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