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27.12.2019 (15:30)

Russian Defence Minister holds teleconference with leadership of Armed Forces

Today at the National Centre for Defence Control of the Russian Federation, chaired by the Minister of Defence General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, took place the end-of-year teleconference with the leadership of the Armed Forces.

Starting the work, the Minister of Defence stressed that all the tasks set by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief for 2019 have been completed. The combat capabilities of the Armed Forces have increased by 14%, the set level of maintaining the country's defense capability has been provided.

Sergei Shoigu recalled that the dynamics of development in all areas was shown at the extended meeting of the Board.

The Head of the Defence Ministry briefly focused on the main points.

This year, the planned re-equipment of the troops was carried out. The share of new and upgraded weapons was brought to 68.2%, and the serviceability of equipment - to 95%.

The readiness of the Armed Forces to carry out their intended tasks has increased. This is clearly evidenced by the final results of two sudden complex inspections, as well as more than 18.5 thousand exercises and training.

The largest of them was the strategic command and staff exercise "Center-2019" with the participation of seven foreign States of the CSTO and the SCO.

The program to restore peaceful life in Syria and return refugees to the country has continued.

A lot of attention was paid to the formation of a professional army.

The system of higher military education has been brought to the level of training that meets the army's need for qualified personnel.

The establishment of a network of presidential cadet schools has been completed.

We have gained good rates of development of military infrastructure, including in the Arctic.

Much has been done to ensure social guarantees for servicemen and their families.

The permanent housing plan is closed. This year it was received by 7,000 people, 33 thousand families were allocated service housing.

The Order of the President of Russia on employment of military wives and provision of places for children in kindergartens and schools has been fulfilled.

"Among our priorities remains the Patriotic education of young people," - said the Minister of Defence.

To increase the effectiveness of such work, the "Unarmia" movement is developing and year-round educational and methodological centers "AVANGARD"are being created.

The Construction of the Main Temple of the Armed Forces continues, which will be consecrated and opened on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory.

By this event, the names of 33 million participants of the Great Patriotic war will be monumentalized in the Museum complex "Memory Road".

At an extended meeting of the Board of the Ministry of Defence, which was held recently, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief thanked the personnel of the Army and Navy for their great contribution to the security of Russia and set tasks for the next year.

They will be considered at the January thematic teleconference.

During the teleconference by videoconference, officials from all military districts and from the Northern Fleet, as well as from the Syrian Arab Republic, heard reports on the results of work in various areas.

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