Russian Armed Forces to Hold Some 500 Exercises Over Summer

From the state-run (FSB/KGB) Russian propaganda outlet, RIA Novosti:

MOSCOW, June 1 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Armed Forces will hold some 500 military drills at various levels this summer, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

“The exercises will be focused on the organization of joint operation of forces, on real cooperation between the ground, air and naval forces and therefore up to 500 military drills of various levels are scheduled to be held,” the ministry said.

The ministry also said that some 20 international military exercises were scheduled to be held by the end of this year, including large-scale joint strategic military exercises with Belarus Zapad-2013.

Full article: Russian Armed Forces to Hold Some 500 Exercises Over Summer (RIA Novosti)

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