Putin sanctions comprehensive military exercises in Far Eastern Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin commissioned Defense Minister SergeyIvanov to carry out comprehensive military exercises in Russia's Far East.At a meeting with the command of the Pacific Fleet, he stressed theimportance of tactical exercises and interaction with neighboringcountries. The President said that the implementation of a comprehensiveand consistent national naval policy was one of the government'spriorities. The main aim of this policy is to strengthen the navalpotential of the country..