According to the President's press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Ukraine at a meeting with defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and chief of General staff Valery Gerasimov.
"No. The objective of this meeting was to discuss the outcomes of a surprise inspection. That is, the Minister, the chief of staff reported to the Commander-in-chief about how The work of the units that were involved in this sudden checks, "Peskov was quoted by RIA" Novosti ". Remember, Putin on Tuesday took the Minister of defence Sergei Shoigu a report on the results of a large-scale surprise inspection of military power. According to the head of the country, the training results are evaluated positively. Unscheduled readiness test was held in the Russian armed forces from 16 to 21 March - this time the focus is on actions in the Arctic. Deployed forces of the Northern fleet, the Western military district and VDV - about 80 thousand Soldiers, thousands of ground combat vehicles, dozens of surface ships, submarines, aircraft and helicopters. First since the USSR surprise inspection of the army were held in Russia in 2012, shortly after the arrival of Sergei Shoigu to the post of Minister of defense. According to experts, they can significantly improve intergeneric and interspecific cooperation in the Russian armed forces. Every year it takes several such events, and in addition, is about 3. 5 thousand planned exercises of different levels.