Russia quarantines up to 15,000 troops

Russia quarantines up to 15,000 troops

Russia’s ministry of defence said on Monday it had ordered up to 15,000 troops into a two-week quarantine after a parade they were rehearsing for was cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic.

troops were due to parade alongside military hardware on May 9 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s World War Two victory, an event the Kremlin hoped would showcase Russia’s military and diplomatic clout.

President Vladimir Putin was forced to push back the commemorations last week to a later, unspecified date.

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