Russia commenced military exercises in response to situation in Ukraine

Date: 02:12, 25-04-2014.

Almaty. April 25. KazTAG - Russia started military exercises in response to the situation in Ukraine, reports lenta.ru.

"The Russian army started exercises in response to the situation in south-east of Ukraine," reads the report.

The exercises involve squadrons of tactic groups of military unions of South and Western military departments. According to Sergey Shoigu, Minister of Defense, the military aviation will brush up actions near the border with Ukraine.

According to Shoigu, the power operation against peaceful people in south-east of Ukraine is being conducted by a group of Ukrainian forces consisting of 11 000 people, about 160 tanks, more than 230 infantry combat vehicles and military aviation.

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