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5/20, 11:30 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Shoygu: Russian borders threatened from West

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said on Friday that "the situation in the Western strategic direction is characterized by the growth of military threats near the Russian borders." He cited the increased frequency of flights by United States strategic bombers in Europe, as well as the presence of US shops carrying guided missiles in the Baltic Sea near Kaliningrad.

In response, Russia will send 12 "military units and divisions" to its Western Military District by the end of the year, partly as a response to Sweden's and Finland's decision to apply for NATO membership. He added the forces will also be supplied with modern weapons and military equipment.

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