Russia to Deploy New Divisions on Western Flank, Form Nuclear Regiments

Russia's Yars missile system, April 9, 2014Russia will create three new military divisions on its Western flank in 2016 and bring five new strategic nuclear missile regiments into service, Sergei Shoigu, the country’s defense minister, was quoted as saying by news agencies on Tuesday.

“Our main effort should go into strengthening the potential of our strategic nuclear forces and of fulfilling the space defense program,” the RIA Novosti agency quoted Shoigu as telling a meeting.

Image: Russia's Yars missile system, April 9, 2014 (photo: Vitaly V. Kuzmin)