Surprise military exercises in Russia's Leningradsky District
Russian President, Vladimir Putin ordered troops to take part in surprise military drills in the Leningradsky District of Russia. Putin was accompanied by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, troops commander of the Western Military District, Anatolz Sidorov and Chief of the head department of combat training of the Russian armed forces, Ivan Buvaltsov in the inspection of Western and Central military districts.
Around 150,000 servicemen, 90 planes, 120 helicopters, 880 tanks and 80 ships took part in the exercises this week.
Moscow denies claims that the drills are related to the recent events in Ukraine.