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Russia: Moscow to Strengthen Military Presence in Eastern Region, Defense Minister Says

MIN READAug 21, 2019 | 15:18 GMT

Russia will form a mixed air division and an anti-aircraft missile brigade in the country's eastern military district, according to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Tass reported Aug. 21. Shoigu accused the United States of attempting to expand its influence in the Asia-Pacific and undermining Russian and Chinese positions in Southeast Asia....

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