17 January, 2017

Putin orders war alert in the army. OGRF is in alarm state

Putin orders war alert in the army. OGRF is in alarm state
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Putin orders war alert in the army. OGRF is in alarm state

Vladimir Putin, ordered on August 25, the control of the preparation of war and mobilization of Russian Armed Forces in the Southern, Western and Central Military Districts. Within OGRF, which is part of the Western Military District, it was announced the alarm, and the flock has been moved to barracks regime.

On August 24, transmission sub-unit of the Operational Group of Russian Forces has conducted joint exercises with transmission units of force structures in Transnistria. At this exercise, which aimed to establish a sustainable and uninterrupted communication between security forces, about 100 specialists and 30 units of military equipment took part.

Transmission exercises

According to the exercise scenario, an alleged enemy destroyed the communications center of a force structure. "Peacekeepers" put into operation a mobile communications center and provided assistance to repair the damaged communications, announced the press service of the Western Military District.

Particular attention was paid to organizing the interaction between force structures, with the purpose of providing information as quickly as possible to the State Joint Staff of Peacekeeping Military Forces.

During the exercises were used field telephone lines and rented communication channels. A backup radio communication was organized and consisted of small and medium radio stations usage.

Deschide.MD notes that the purpose of exercises was  establishing lasting ties between OGRF sub-units, State Joint Staff of PMF and Transnistrian force structures. At the OGRF training participated about 100 specialists in transmission and 30 units of military equipment. In the training the transmissionists used wired telephone connection and rented channels from the Transnistrian company "Interdnestrcom".

We note that these exercises aimed to strengthen the interoperability between force structures of Transnistria and OGRF took place on August 24. On August 17, however, the press related to the Transnistrian administration wrote that the country ended last stage of Russian-Transnistrian joint military exercises. This last stage was development of an ambulatory hospital and training military doctors. Following this step has been drafted an appeal to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation with a request to extend the military hospital in Tiraspol.

The recent maneuvers of OGRF and Transnistrian troops, which began in late July and continue until today, consisted of forcing the Dniester, an anti-terrorism operation, liquidation of a suspected fire at a munitions’ warehouse, training exercises for medics  and exercises of studying the airspace etc.

The biggest military maneuvers in Russia 

We note that on August 25 the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, ordered the control of the preparation of war and mobilization of Russian Armed Forces in the Southern, Western and Central Military Districts.

Within OGRF, which is part of the Western Military District, it was announced the alarm, and the flock has been moved to barracks regime. State of alert will last until at least August 31, during which will be held more military exercises in the Russian Federation.

"Today, according to the decision of the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, has begun an unexpected inspection of the army. Armed forces of the Southern Military District, some of the forces and equipment of the Western and Central Military Districts, Northern Fleet, Supreme Command of Air Force, Command of landing operations were in absolute alert since 7:00 (Moscow time)", declared Serghei Soigu, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation on August 25.

Russian experts: "Only the army can ensure our security"

Russian experts noted that this alarm represents the most important military exercises for a year and a half, but the wide maneuvers are associated with the rise of international tensions, stated the experts from RIA Novosti agency. The maneuvers are realised in the period of August 25-31.

According to the President of the Academy on Geopolitical Affairs in Moscow, general-colonel Leonid Ivashov, in the sudden maneuvers are trained the biggest number of troops and military equipment. "I am sure that these are the biggest military exercises in a year and a half. The role of the military forces has changed dramatically lately. Today we are facing a concrete threat to our security, which could be prevented only by the army and the structure forces" stated Ivashov.

Russia vs Romania

Russian Institute for Strategic Studie fellow, Vasili Kashirin, considers that a possible consolidation of NATO positions in Romania will entail the increase of a potential war of Russian troops from Transnistria. "Everyone understands that if the American nuclear weapons will be moved from Turkey to Romania, closer to the Russian Crimea and Transnistria and other important points of Russia, this will mean radical changes in the geopolitical configuration of Southeastern Europe. If the move will be done, Russia will be forced to significantly enhance military capabilities in relation to Romania. In the case of an armed conflict with NATO, could be used both conventional and unconventional weapons", concluded the expert.

We note that both the Romanian Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest strongly denied the information on the transfer of NATO nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romania.

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