"At 8:00 a.m. [5:00GMT], over 130 command-and-control centers of various levels in the seven member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States started processing operations aimed at improving command interoperability of the CIS joint air defense system," the Russian ministry said.
The allied air forces plan to drill coordinated response to airspace violations, aircraft hijacks, and other emergencies.
A hundred of aircraft and helicopters of the allied forces were scrambled this morning for interception drills. Russia’s long-range bombers played the part of an enemy target. They were intercepted and "destroyed," the ministry said.