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Putin orders surprise military drills to test combat readiness

Xinhua)  19:02, March 29, 2013  

Video grab shows a military drill held in southern Russia, March 29, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered a sudden large-scale military drills in southern Russia, with the aim to test combat readiness of the troops. About 7,000 troops were put on alert without early warning, a press officer of the Russian Defense Ministry said. (Xinhua)

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(Editor:ChenLidan、Wang Jinxue)


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