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Airborne Commander of the RF Armed Forces near Nikolaev. Archive photo

Defense Minister Shoigu said that the combat power of the airborne troops will increase.

MOSCOW, September 21 – RIA Novosti. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that during a special military operation in Ukraine, airborne troops solve the most complex tasks, their combat power will increase.

According to the website of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, combat and numerical strength is the number of personnel, weapons and equipment, as well as various units involved in the formation.

“We continue to develop and develop the combat power of the Air Force as the basis for rapid response forces,” Shoigu said at a meeting of the board of directors of the Russian Ministry of Defense on Wednesday. Said.

According to him, from the first days of the special military operation “the most complex and responsible tasks” were entrusted to the airborne troops.

Shoigu said, “The paratroopers selflessly fulfill their military duties, always show endurance and courage. More than 10,000 soldiers were awarded state and departmental awards, 21 of them were awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation.” Said.

According to him, the development of military infrastructure in the Air Force continues.

“This year, it is planned to put into operation more than 100 buildings and structures for the benefit of four formations and the Ryazan airborne school. This will ensure proper storage and maintenance of equipment, create comfortable living conditions for personnel.” said.

He said that at the meeting the main measures and guidelines for improving the organization of research and development work carried out by order of the Ministry of Defense, as well as the implementation of plans of activity in the Eastern Military District will be discussed.

Source: Ria

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