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    Russian fighter jets of the Western Military District are patrolling Russia’s western borders.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian fighter jets of the Western Military District are patrolling Russia’s western borders as part of nationwide snap combat readiness inspections, the district’s press service informs.

    "At present, we are building up forces and means of combat duty," district spokesman Igor Muginov said on Friday, adding that "fighter aircraft are constantly patrolling the airspace in the border areas."

    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.

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