16 March — 17 March
Russian military drills unrelated to Ukraine events
February 27, 2014
The surprise combat inspection of the country’s western and central military command will involve all wings of the Russian armed forces with over 150,000 personnel taking part. Although not connected to the drills, the developments in Crimea are being closely monitored by the Russian Defence Ministry.
More than 150,000 personnel are involved in this drills. Source: ITAR-TASS