Russia has announced that it will construct 12 new military units in the Western Military District as a response to what it perceives to be threats from NATO.
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Friday that the country intends to boost its military presence on its western frontiers by increasing the number of units it has in its Western Military District to a total of 12 by the end of the year 2022.
According to the country’s defense minister, General Sergei Shoigu, this move was a direct response to Western military activity that Moscow perceived as a threat.
“To ensure our safety, we are now taking the appropriate preventative measures. Given the current situation, there is a concerted effort being made to increase the combat readiness of the armed forces. By the end of this year, the Western Military District will have a total of 12 military units and subunits under its command “Shoigu was the one who broke the news to the Russian media.