The Russian Armed Forces are continuing to form two new divisions in the country’s Western Military District (WMD) in response to NATO’s military buildup in Europe, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday.
“The field strength in the Western Military District is continuously being improved. The formation of military units and groups continued throughout 2015, which includes two divisions…NATO continues building up its military potential in Europe, within close proximity to Russia’s borders included. Of course, the given situation cannot leave us indifferent. We must react,” Shoigu said at a Defense Ministry board meeting.