Russia to Form Three New Military Divisions in Country's West

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that it was also necessary to build ranges, munition depots and accommodation for the troops in the Western Military District.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Three new military divisions will be formed in the west of the country in 2016, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday.

"I cannot help stopping at the most important task of forming three new divisions to the west. This is a most important task," Shoigu said.

The minister stressed that it was also necessary to build ranges, munition depots and accommodation for the troops.

The Western Military District is one of Russia’s four operational strategic commands.

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