MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Today, a final thematic conference call with the leadership of the Armed Forces was held at the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation under the leadership of the head of the military department, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.
Starting work, the Minister of Defense announced that all the tasks set by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief for 2020 had been completed.
“At an expanded meeting of the Collegium of the Ministry of Defense, he thanked the personnel for their professionalism and efficient work,” Sergei Shoigu noted.
The head of the military department recalled that at the expanded meeting of the Collegium, the results in all areas of activity were discussed in detail.
The Minister of Defense briefly dwelled on the main ones.
“This year, the combat capabilities of the Armed Forces have grown by 13%. The given level of the country’s defense is maintained. The nuclear triad is guaranteed to provide strategic deterrence. We continued the planned re-equipment of the troops, ”said Sergei Shoigu.
The share of new and modernized weapons has been increased to 70.1%. The serviceability of military equipment is maintained at 95%.
In addition, the readiness of the Armed Forces to perform tasks as intended has increased. This is evidenced by the results of two sudden complex inspections, as well as more than 18.5 thousand exercises and drills. The most ambitious of these was the Kavkaz-2020 strategic command-staff exercise with the participation of five foreign states.
The pace of infrastructure development has been increased, including in the Arctic zone and on the Crimean peninsula.
“We paid much attention to the formation of a professional army. We have reached the necessary and optimal volume of training for qualified officers, meeting the needs of the Armed Forces has been completed in full, “the head of the military department emphasized.
The creation of a network of Nakhimov schools in all fleets has been completed.
In a difficult epidemiological situation, two draft campaigns were successfully carried out. As planned, over 260 thousand citizens were sent to the troops.
“We consistently solved the issues of social problems of servicemen. They fulfilled their obligations to employ their wives and provide children with places in schools, kindergartens and educational institutions. We provided housing for more than 111 thousand military personnel, ”the Minister of Defense said.
The fight against the pandemic of the new coronavirus infection is being actively pursued. A strict quarantine regime was promptly established in military educational institutions, a reserve of beds was created in hospitals, including for civilians. PCR laboratories have been deployed, in which about 6 thousand tests are carried out daily.
Mass vaccination of personnel continues.
For the Armed Forces and regions with a difficult epidemiological situation, 30 multifunctional medical centers were built in the shortest possible time.
At the same time, the incidence rate in the Armed Forces is 37% lower than in the country.
“We are actively and successfully working and solving the assigned tasks abroad,” added Sergei Shoigu. – The Russian group of forces continues to act as the guarantor of the preservation of peace in Syria. We provide humanitarian and medical assistance to the population of this country ”.
In Nagorno-Karabakh, Russian peacekeepers are monitoring the observance of the ceasefire, clearing the area of explosives, and helping to establish a peaceful life.
“As before, among our priorities is the patriotic education of youth. To increase the efficiency of this work in all regions of the country, we are developing the Yunarmiya movement and creating year-round educational and methodological centers Avangard, ”the head of the military department said.
Large-scale events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory were held. During the celebration of this significant anniversary, the Main Church of the Armed Forces and the Museum Complex “Memory Road” were opened, in which the names of 34 million participants in the Great Patriotic War were immortalized.
“Dear comrades! The outgoing year was difficult, more than once it put us in the face of serious challenges, tested our resilience. You’ve all worked hard, often at your limit. In this regard, I made a decision to provide the personnel of the Armed Forces with rest on December 30 and 31. Instead, we will work on December 26 and January 16. I ask you to formalize this decision in the established order, – said the Minister of Defense. “At the same time, I demand that the required level of combat readiness and maintenance of law and order and military discipline in the troops be maintained.”
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