Victory Day parade in Moscow to become largest one in Russia's contemporary history
Commander-in-Chief of Russian Air Force to fly over Red Square aboard strategic bomber
Ukrainian Army commanders asking Donbass self-defence to open fire at Azov battalion
France’s return of €1.5-bln prepayment for Mistrals acceptable fo Russia — source
Kuchma’s press secretary: videoconference of Contact Group on Ukraine due on April 29
Kazakhstan’s incumbent president promises constitutional changes, if re-electedWorld April 26, 10:30
Snap presidential elections to be held in KazakhstanWorld April 26, 1:46
Germany invalidates Night Wolves motorcyclists’ visas - mediaWorld April 26, 1:19
Number of victims of Nepalese earthquake goes up to 1,500World April 25, 21:42
Night Wolves motorcyclists head to Europe to mark Victory DayRussia April 25, 21:07
Ukrainian Army commanders asking Donbass self-defence to open fire at Azov battalionWorld April 25, 17:02
Commander-in-Chief of Russian Air Force to fly over Red Square aboard strategic bomberRussia April 25, 17:02
Russia's Emergencies Ministry offers aid to Nepal in eliminating aftermaths of earthquakeRussia April 25, 16:08
Putin expresses condolences to the president of quake-hit NepalRussia April 25, 15:02
MOSCOW, December 10 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s Defence Ministry has recreated the Main Combat Training Directorate (GUBP), one of the main tasks of which will be raising combat effectiveness of multi-service force groupings, First Deputy Defence Minister Colonel-General Arkady Bakhin told journalists on Monday.
Earlier, Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces, Colonel-General Vladimir Chirkin announced the intention of the ministry’s leadership to re-establish the GUBP, which would be subordinate to the first deputy defence minister. The GUBP was disbanded in 2010. This decision was explained then by the need to transfer the main functions of troops’ command and control within the framework of the RF Armed Forces reform directly to the General Staff.
“In order to coordinate the activities of the military authorities in the sphere of comprehensive training of troops the GUBP of the Russian Armed Forces was re-established. This will primarily improve combat capability of the multi-service force groupings and improve the existing regulatory framework regulating the organisation of combat training,” Bakhin said.
According to him, the GUBP will unite efforts of the branches and corps of the armed forces for raising combat effectiveness of the RF Army and Navy. “Earlier, all branches and corps of the Armed Forces were independent in this sense, there was no single coordinating structure as such. Now the task to create such a structure is a priority, and I am charged with the task to supervise this ··work,” he said.
He also drew attention to the fact that under the state order the troops will soon be receiving a large amount of modern weapons and military equipment. “This will require from the military servicemen their studying and mastering within the shortest time possible for their further efficient operation and use of all the possibilities of the weapons and military equipment in case of their use for the intended purpose,” Bakhin said.
The post of the GUBP head is so far vacant. “The candidates for the position are currently being considered. We have proposals concerning several candidates, and the defence minister is currently considering them,” the first deputy defence minister said.