Putin orders combat readiness for Russia's central military district

June 21, 2014 12:43 PM

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MOSCOW, June 21 (Xinhua) -- President Vladimir Putin has ordered the troops in Russia's Central Military District on full combat readiness for a snap check, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Saturday.

"In line with this order, as of 11:00 a.m. Moscow time (0800 GMT) today the troops of the Central Military District and also military units deployed on its territory are put on full combat readiness," Shoigu told a ministry meeting.

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