Russian defence minister says new threats demand greater military might

Russian defence minister says new threats demand greater military might
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (R, front) watch honour guards pass by as they attend a wreath laying ceremony to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin walls in central Moscow February 23, 2015.

MOSCOW - Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said new threats to Russia's security had forced the country to boost its military capabilities, Russian state-owned RIA news agency reported on Monday.

"New challenges and threats to military security demand that the armed forces further boost their military capabilities," RIA quoted Shoigu as saying.

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