Putin orders 'deterrence forces' on high alert

27 February 2022, 08:20 pm | Updated: 04 October 2023, 02:13 am

Putin orders 'deterrence forces' on high alert
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday ordered his defence chiefs to put the country's "deterrence forces" on high alert as he accused Western countries of taking "unfriendly" steps against his country amid Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, reports AFP.

"I order the defence minister and the chief of the general staff of the Russian armed forces to put the deterrence forces of the Russian army into a special mode of combat service," Putin said in a televised address.

Category : International