Speaking at a meeting with senior officers on their appointment to senior command positions and conferment of their senior military (special) titles, the President confirmed Russia’s intention to continue reinforcing its defence capability.
To accomplish this, it is necessary to improve the level of the armed forces’ operational command and control and to supply them with modern equipment. In particular, the President stated that despite financial difficulties, it is imperative to do everything possible to properly fulfil the state defence order.
An equally important task for the government is providing for the social welfare of everyone serving in the Armed Forces and other law enforcement agencies.
The President also noted that authorities will be working to improve the social safety net and building housing, highlighting that this is an absolute priority which cannot change under any circumstances.