Shoigu announced creation of new kind of Armed Forces – Aerospace Defense Forces

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In accordance with the presidential decree from August 1, a new kind of Armed Forces – the Aerospace Defense Forces – started to perform their tasks, Russian Defense Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu said on Monday during a conference call.

“Formation of the Aerospace Defense Forces by joining the Air Forces and Aerospace Defense Forces is the best option to improve the system of aerospace defense of the country”, – he said.

“Now, aviation, air and missile defense troops, space forces and means of the Armed Forces are united under one leadership,” – said Shoigu.

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