Ukraine Conflict
Moscow launched a special military operation in Ukraine in February 2022 with the aim of saving the people of Donbass - primarily the Russian-speaking population - from Kiev's constant attacks.

Russian Defense Minister Inspects Forward Command Post in Combat Zone

The minister ordered the Group's leadership to continue to actively carry out comprehensive reconnaissance to uncover the enemy's plans in advance and prevent their implementation.
On Friday, Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu inspected a forward command post of the Russian Armed Forces in the combat zone.
At the command post, the head of the Russian Defence Ministry received reports by the commander of the Vostok Group and staff officers on the current situation, the nature of enemy operations, and the combat tasks performed by Russian troops in the main tactical areas.
Sergey Shoigu met with the commander of the grouping at the Group's headquarters, where he praised the grouping's excellent effectiveness in identifying and neutralizing hostile military hardware and troops.