Russian army put on war footing

European media and politics are very busy this summer: Brexit, terror attacks in France and Germany, the Turkish president purging secular forces…

In the meantime the most threatening development is not on the top agenda: Russia has used public concentration on the above mentioned events to gradually put the majority of its troops on alert, such as troops in the southern military district, the central military district, the western military district with command-staff exercises earlier this month – including signal units, which also are alerted in other Russian regions. Also alerted is the Russian Navy, the official reason being the Russian Navy Day on 31 July (with significant activities of the Northern Fleet, Pacific Fleet, Baltic Fleet (with its airbase), the Russian defense minister checking the Black Sea Fleet during his visit on Crimea, and increased submarine activity in general). Additionally, troops have been put on alert in the occupied Ukrainian Donbas and Russia issued more threats in regard to Ukraine on 23 July via its ambassador to the UN.

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