Source: The Sun
By COREY CHARLTON
Russian troops were placed on ‘combat alert’ amid massive NATO exercises currently underway in eastern Europe
VLADIMIR Putin has ordered his army and air force to prepare for a ‘time of war’ during a check of the country’s armed forces.
Russia’s defence ministry confirmed the measures during a “snap check” that included its massive S-300 and S-400 missile defence systems.
Minister Sergey Shoigu said: “As part of a snap combat readiness check of the Aerospace Force, units of the Aerospace Force’s antiaircraft missile and radio-technical troops have arrived at the designated areas,” TASS reported.
“Upon their arrival at the new positions, the crews of radar stations, S-300 and S-400 antiaircraft missile systems carried out maintenance work on their military hardware and went on combat alert.
“As the combat crews of radar stations and antiaircraft missile systems detect unidentified aerial targets, air defense patrol fighter jets will be scrambled to classify them or notionally destroy them.”