Shoigu: upgrading of troops in the Kuril Islands to be completed by September

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Russian troops deployed to the Kuril Islands in the Sea of Okhotsk will be rearmed by September, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday.

“We are carrying out the rearmament of the armed forces of the Eastern Military District, deployed to the Kuril Islands on the scheduled basis. This activity would be mostly completed by September,” Shoigu said at a session of the Russian Defense Ministry.

He added that the ministry will create proper housing and infrastructure for servicemen and their families.

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