Russia will hold wide-ranging military drills in the country’s eastern region next month, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
The ministry said that the exercise scheduled for August 30 to September 5 would involve troops on maneuvers at 13 Eastern Military District firing ranges.
It added that units of Airborne troops, long-range bombers and military cargo planes would also be involved.
The ministry rejected allegations of mobilizing forces to beef up its forces in Ukraine, noting that only part of the Russian military has been involved in the special military operation.
The ministry said the number of troops operating in Ukraine is quite sufficient for fulfilling the tasks and emphasised that the military hasn't cancelled any of the planned drills.