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    Russian West Military District Troops on High Alert During Snap Drills

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    Russia’s Western Military District formations and units have been placed on high alert as part of snap combat readiness inspections nationwide, the district press service said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The August 25-31 inspections are running across Russia's Southern, Western and Central military districts, as well as the Northern Fleet, Aerospace Forces and Airborne Troops.

    "Today at 7 a.m. Moscow time [04:00 GMT] the Western Military District commander was tasked with bringing the district’s troops to ‘full’ war footing," the press service said.

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