Tensions in Ukraine: Putin orders massive military exercise

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Moscow: Russia‚Äôs Defence minister Sergei Shoigu said in a televised statement that at a meeting of top military brass in Moscow decision has been made to conduct a military exercise. The exercise is intended to “checks the troops’ readiness for action in crisis situations that threaten the nation’s military security.”
The maneuvers involve over 150,000 troops, 880 tanks, 90 aircraft and 80 navy ships. The exercise will be held near Russian borders, including the border with Ukraine.