Russian Defense Ministry to discuss troop deployment on Kurils

Russian Pacific Fleet's marine regiments and Russian Eastern Military District's mechanised infantry brigade hold joint exercise.

Russian Pacific Fleet's marine regiments and Russian Eastern Military District's mechanised infantry brigade hold joint exercise.

Yuri Smityuk / TASS
Russia may deploy a missile early warning system on the islands.

The board of the Russian Defense Ministry chaired by Minister Sergei Shoigu is expected to discuss the prospects for deployment of troops on the Kuril Islands and a number of other issues, the ministry said on August 22.

“In line with the agenda, members of the board will discuss the plan for activities of the Eastern Military District in the years 2016 through to 2020 with accounts of the prospects of deploying troops on the Kuril Islands and the plan of operations of the Airborne Troops from 2016 through 2020,” the ministry said in a press note.

The participants will discuss development of the system of early warnings on missile attacks.

“The agenda also includes improvements in the structure of the military police and endorsement of standards for Defense Ministry’s facilities and installations,” the ministry said.

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