Shoigu said that there are 168 battalion-tactical groups in the Russian army

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This is a very high indicator, the Russian Defense Minister stressed

SOLNECHNOGORSK /Moscow region/, August 10. /TASS/. There are about 170 battalion-tactical groups in the Russian army today. According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, this is a good indicator.

"Today we actually have troops of constant readiness. Today we do not have someone who needs to be collected, found, everything is in constant readiness. We have such a formation - battalion-tactical groups. These are the ones who pressed the button, and they are ready to leave the gate in an hour. We have 168 of them today and this is a very high indicator, " he said at the Territory of Meanings youth educational forum.

A battalion-tactical group is a temporary formation with operational flexibility. It is created for conducting combat in motorized rifle and tank brigades on the basis of one battalion and the artillery, air defense, engineering and support units attached to it. Additionally, air formations, special purpose groups and other units can be attached to perform assigned combat tasks.

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