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Eye Witness News
Sandu remains suspicious of Sandf management after recalling 500 soldiers The soldiers were involved in the violent demonstration at the Union Building
Sandu remains suspicious of Sandf management after recalling 500 soldiers
Eye Witness News / Posted 5 days ago
The soldiers were involved in the violent demonstration at the Union Building in 2009. FILE: Sandu says they’re watching developments closely because they don’t trust defence... Read more
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5d
Eye Witness News
‘There’s no way SANDF can avoid buying new presidential jet’ Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula told the National Assembly the SANDF has a m
‘There’s no way SANDF can avoid buying new presidential jet’
Eye Witness News / Posted 5 days ago
Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula told the National Assembly the SANDF has a mandate to fulfil. President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN. VIP jets,Defence Force,private jet... Read more
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5d
Daily Dispatch
Sandu welcomes ‘massive climb-down’ by SANDFDefence Union (Sandu) has welcomed what it calls a “massive climb-down” by the
Sandu welcomes ‘massive climb-down’ by SANDF
Daily Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
Defence Union (Sandu) has welcomed what it calls a “massive climb-down” by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in recalling to duty the more than 500 members who had been on special leave since 2008. Last month‚ the union... Read more
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5d
AllAfrica.com
SANDF Members to Be RecalledPretoria — The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has taken a decisio
SANDF Members to Be Recalled
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Pretoria — The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has taken a decision to recall soldiers who were placed on special leave following an illegal march to the Union Buildings in August 2009. "Members will be instructed individually as to... Read more
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5d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Sandu welcomes ‘massive climb-down’ by SANDFDefence Union (Sandu) has welcomed what it calls a “massive climb-down” by the
Sandu welcomes ‘massive climb-down’ by SANDF
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 5 days ago
Defence Union (Sandu) has welcomed what it calls a “massive climb-down” by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in recalling to duty the more than 500 members who had been on special leave since 2008. The South African National... Read more
5d
iol.co.za
Murder accused ‘didn’t utter a word’Kimberley - The police official who arrested the former SANDF member charged wi
Murder accused ‘didn’t utter a word’
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
Kimberley - The police official who arrested the former SANDF member charged with murdering his wife at a guest house in Kimberley in 2012, on Tuesday said that the accused had not divulged information to his superior officer in the room where the... Read more
5d
Eye Witness News
SANDF chief wants clarity on civilian courts intervention Solly Shoke was speaking at briefing, where he announced the recall to duty o
SANDF chief wants clarity on civilian courts intervention
Eye Witness News / Posted 5 days ago
Solly Shoke was speaking at briefing, where he announced the recall to duty of 500 soldiers. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN. SANDF,SANDU,South African National Defence Force SANDF,South... Read more
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5d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Army's R600 million woundpay these troops while they sit at home doing nothing". The SA Defence Union's
Army's R600 million wound
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 5 days ago
pay these troops while they sit at home doing nothing". The SA Defence Union's national secretary, Pikkie Greeff, said the SANDF had spent R10-million on legal fees and R7-million a month since 2009 on the soldiers' combined salaries. "That's a... Read more
6d
Daily Maverick
Friends with planes: Disturbing questions about minister and the passenger without papersWege actually placed on the passenger list? If not, that would constitute a ser
Friends with planes: Disturbing questions about minister and the passenger without papers
Daily Maverick / Posted 6 days ago
Wege actually placed on the passenger list? If not, that would constitute a serious violation of aviation regulations and SANDF official policy. If Wege was included on the passenger list, what passport was handed to the customs official at... Read more
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6d
Eye Witness News
500 SANDF members to be recalled after lengthy suspension The members were suspended after a violent protest at the Union Buildings nea
500 SANDF members to be recalled after lengthy suspension
Eye Witness News / Posted 6 days ago
The members were suspended after a violent protest at the Union Buildings nearly 7 years ago. SANDF members. Picture: Supplied. SANDF,South African National Defence Force SANDF PRETORIA -... Read more
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6d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Soldiers placed on suspension seven years ago now have to work for their payand took their oath to South Africa as individuals." Shoke hinted at possible
Soldiers placed on suspension seven years ago now have to work for their pay
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 6 days ago
and took their oath to South Africa as individuals." Shoke hinted at possible further legal clashes between the SANDF and the troops union‚ SA Defence Union‚ which has been a thorn in the military's side over the troops discipline... Read more
6d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Chokka catch on captured illegal fishing vessels valued at R70mwould no longer tolerate the plunder of its marine resources. In a joint state
Chokka catch on captured illegal fishing vessels valued at R70m
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 6 days ago
would no longer tolerate the plunder of its marine resources. In a joint statement‚ the SA National Defence Force‚ (SANDF)‚ Daff and the SA Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) said a combined patrol had to finally board and seize control of... Read more
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6d
Daily Dispatch
600 tons of looted squid on trawlerswould no longer tolerate the plunder of its marine resources. In a joint state
600 tons of looted squid on trawlers
Daily Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
would no longer tolerate the plunder of its marine resources. In a joint statement, the SA National Defence Force, (SANDF), Daff and the SA Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa), said a combined patrol had to finally board and seize control of... Read more
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7d
AllAfrica.com
More Than R250 000-00 Dagga Recovered in PongolaOn 18 May 2016, the members of the SAPS Border Security Lands Borders together
More Than R250 000-00 Dagga Recovered in Pongola
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
On 18 May 2016, the members of the SAPS Border Security Lands Borders together with the members of the SANDF embarked on a multi-disciplinary operation in the Pongola area. The members recovered a total of eleven bags of dagga weighing 171 kilograms.... Read more
7d
AllAfrica.com
Pray for Peace, Unity, Tolerance - Pres Zumaand one continent," President Zuma said. He also urged South Africans to pray
Pray for Peace, Unity, Tolerance - Pres Zuma
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
and one continent," President Zuma said. He also urged South Africans to pray for the country's military, members of the SANDF, who are deployed in parts of the continent where they are exposed to danger, as they fight to build a peaceful... Read more
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7d
Daily Dispatch
Joint operation nets three foreign vessels on East London watersport and will be inspected today by an array of state departments. In a joint
Joint operation nets three foreign vessels on East London waters
Daily Dispatch / Posted 7 days ago
port and will be inspected today by an array of state departments. In a joint statement, the SA National Defence Force, (SANDF) Daff and the SA Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa), said a combined patrol had to work hard to bring the two unruly... Read more
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7d
AllAfrica.com
President Jacob Zuma - National Day of Prayersisters from other African countries. We are one people and one continent. We
President Jacob Zuma - National Day of Prayer
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
sisters from other African countries. We are one people and one continent. We also pray for our military, members of the SANDF who are deployed in parts of the continent where they are exposed to danger, as they fight to build a peaceful Africa.... Read more
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11d
iafrica.com
SA soldier facing court martialbeen laid against its peacekeepers this year. The crimes were reportedly commit
SA soldier facing court martial
iafrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
been laid against its peacekeepers this year. The crimes were reportedly committed in the DRC, the Central African Republic, Sudan, Libya and Haiti. South Africa has sent more than 1200 SANDF soldiers to serve in the peacekeeping mission in the... Read more
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14d
News 24 South Africa
ANC claims UK plotting to unseat ZumaDefence Force’s Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga told News24 earlier he was una
ANC claims UK plotting to unseat Zuma
News 24 South Africa / Posted 14 days ago
Defence Force’s Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga told News24 earlier he was unaware of the claims. If proven true, the SANDF would stay out of it as it was "above party politics". The UK's Defence Ministry said the visit was "purely... Read more
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14d
iol.co.za
At Glebelands Hostel, you pay up or elseto confirm his story that his gun was lost, then found, but his license had nev
At Glebelands Hostel, you pay up or else
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
to confirm his story that his gun was lost, then found, but his license had never been returned to him. Police seized an SANDF replica uniform, knives and pangas before moving on their operation to the KwaMashu Hostel. A firearm and ammunition... Read more
17d
iafrica.com
Zuma's plane break down againthe jet he had used was deemed to be unsafe to fly following the discovery of a
Zuma's plane break down again
iafrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
the jet he had used was deemed to be unsafe to fly following the discovery of a leak on one of the aircraft's wings. The SANDF had to dispatch another aircraft to transport the president back home. Earlier this week, Defence Minister Nosiviwe... Read more
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17d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Army deals under firecompanies - American Products Services and Cranecor Africa - to repair military
Army deals under fire
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 17 days ago
companies - American Products Services and Cranecor Africa - to repair military vehicles were under investigation. SANDF spokesman Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga yesterday confirmed that the military's specialist investigation branch... Read more
18d
AllAfrica.com
Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula - Defence and Military Veterans Dept Budget Vote 2016and the world." CLOSE QUOTE We come before this nation to outline a budget aim
Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula - Defence and Military Veterans Dept Budget Vote 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
and the world." CLOSE QUOTE We come before this nation to outline a budget aimed at supporting our commitment to build the SANDF as a national asset and pride of the nation, capable of defending our democracy and its gains. We should all vigilantly... Read more
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18d
iafrica.com
Budget cuts to force SANDF to 'shut shop'?budget cuts - which are set to reach R5.5-billion over the next three years - h
Budget cuts to force SANDF to 'shut shop'?
iafrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
budget cuts - which are set to reach R5.5-billion over the next three years - had already led to several problems for the SANDF. Minister Mapisa-Nqakula told MPs that the cuts were untenable as the country's military neede to be properly... Read more
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18d
IAfrica South African Business News
Budget cuts to force SANDF to 'shut shop'?budget cuts - which are set to reach R5.5-billion over the next three years - h
Budget cuts to force SANDF to 'shut shop'?
IAfrica South African Business News / Posted 18 days ago
budget cuts - which are set to reach R5.5-billion over the next three years - had already led to several problems for the SANDF. Minister Mapisa-Nqakula told MPs that the cuts were untenable as the country's military neede to be properly... Read more
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18d
iol.co.za
SANDF on brink of closing shop over budget cutsgap. In a media briefing earlier, Mapisa-Nqakula said the budget vote debate w
SANDF on brink of closing shop over budget cuts
iol.co.za / Posted 18 days ago
gap. In a media briefing earlier, Mapisa-Nqakula said the budget vote debate was decisive in determining whether the SANDF could continue or would close shop. She added that if people took the SANDF seriously, they must invest in it. The... Read more
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18d
Eye Witness News
Decline in funding could hurt SANDF operations The defence minister says the SANDF has to get creative by developing a new f
Decline in funding could hurt SANDF operations
Eye Witness News / Posted 18 days ago
The defence minister says the SANDF has to get creative by developing a new funding model. SANDF soldiers. Picture: Supplied. Julius Malema,SANDF,Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula,Defence Department CAPE TOWN... Read more
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19d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Underfunding affecting SANDF’s ability to conduct operations: Mapisa-Nqakulabillion reduction in the defence budget over the MTEF period would have serious
Underfunding affecting SANDF’s ability to conduct operations: Mapisa-Nqakula
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 19 days ago
billion reduction in the defence budget over the MTEF period would have serious implications for the functioning of the SANDF. These included insufficient members to sustain operations‚ an increase in skill gaps in the SANDF and an accelerated... Read more
19d
iol.co.za
Army won’t turn against Zuma: Defence Ministerto all members in this House to resist the dangerous temptation of playing poli
Army won’t turn against Zuma: Defence Minister
iol.co.za / Posted 19 days ago
to all members in this House to resist the dangerous temptation of playing politics with an important asset such as the SANDF,” Mapisa-Nqakula said while delivering her budget speech in Parliament. “No one should be allowed to even insinuate... Read more
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19d
AllAfrica.com
Budget Debate On Vote 19 - Defencebe bred and enforced with zero tolerance. Lastly, I would like bring up the ma
Budget Debate On Vote 19 - Defence
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
be bred and enforced with zero tolerance. Lastly, I would like bring up the matter of our military veterans. There is one SANDF with one Commander-in-Chief, who is the President of the Republic of South Africa. Why is it then that we have... Read more
19d
AllAfrica.com
SA Withdraws Troops From Darfur15. "This is still short of the 22 companies stipulated in the National Securi
SA Withdraws Troops From Darfur
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
15. "This is still short of the 22 companies stipulated in the National Security Strategy. "Despite this shortfall, the SANDF achieved major successes during the past financial year. "Reserves are currently contributing more than 50% of forces... Read more
19d
News 24 South Africa
SANDF making progress recruiting white South Africans ministerNosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula (Thulani Gqirana, News24) Cape Town – The South Africa
SANDF making progress recruiting white South Africans minister
News 24 South Africa / Posted 19 days ago
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula (Thulani Gqirana, News24) Cape Town – The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was making progress in recruiting young white people, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on... Read more
19d
Daily Dispatch
President Zuma will get a new jet‚ Defence Minister confirmsfor any sitting president regardless of political party‚” said Mapisa-Nqakula.
President Zuma will get a new jet‚ Defence Minister confirms
Daily Dispatch / Posted 19 days ago
for any sitting president regardless of political party‚” said Mapisa-Nqakula. The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) had a responsibility to ensure the safety of the president and the deputy president when transporting them‚ she... Read more
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19d
The Times & The Sunday Times
President Zuma will get a new jet‚ Defence Minister confirmsthe international norm was 2%. She said this budget was a “watershed” because
President Zuma will get a new jet‚ Defence Minister confirms
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 19 days ago
the international norm was 2%. She said this budget was a “watershed” because it could mean that many defence operations would be put at risk and SA had to make up its mind to either fund the SANDF adequately or “shut up shop”. - TMG Digital/BD... Read more
20d
News 24 South Africa
Ruling party’s albatross Ranjeni MunusamyZuma. “I want you comrades to know that we have uncovered such a plot … we mus
Ruling party’s albatross Ranjeni Munusamy
News 24 South Africa / Posted 20 days ago
Zuma. “I want you comrades to know that we have uncovered such a plot … we must start to build the capabilities of the SANDF [South African National Defence Force] to the capacity and capabilities of a world superpower. We must have one million... Read more
20d
AllAfrica.com
Minister Edna Molewa - Fight Against Rhino Poaching Progressmulti-sectoral intervention involving various sectors, that includes the South
Minister Edna Molewa - Fight Against Rhino Poaching Progress
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
multi-sectoral intervention involving various sectors, that includes the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), who are providing invaluable support to us in the Kruger National Park (KNP). Firstly we are joined from Cape Town... Read more
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21d
AllAfrica.com
Budget Debate On Vote 6 - International Relations and CooperationTerrorism affects all in Africa and an urgent solution must be sought. Economi
Budget Debate On Vote 6 - International Relations and Cooperation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
Terrorism affects all in Africa and an urgent solution must be sought. Economically the number of missions that the SANDF are making must be cut down. We have to cut down on so called symbolic missions and utilise this funding in a correct... Read more
21d
Daily Dispatch
Bad weather blamed for spate of accidents that cost 22 livesday. Another bakkie on the R72 overturned yesterday morning at about 3am, kill
Bad weather blamed for spate of accidents that cost 22 lives
Daily Dispatch / Posted 21 days ago
day. Another bakkie on the R72 overturned yesterday morning at about 3am, killing instantly its driver. Kumbaca said a SANDF soldier died on Saturday in an accident while he was towing another military vehicle. Four people – a taxi driver and... Read more
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23d
Daily Dispatch
SANDF soldier among the 14 dead on EC roads this weekendhave been lost across the Eastern Cape this weekend due to deadly accidents Th
SANDF soldier among the 14 dead on EC roads this weekend
Daily Dispatch / Posted 23 days ago
have been lost across the Eastern Cape this weekend due to deadly accidents The unidentified soldier was killed when a SANDF vehicle he was travelling in overturned while towing another military vehicle. Details of the accident were still... Read more
24d
Eye Witness News
49 arrested for rhino poaching at Kruger National Park, Hluhluwerounds of live ammunition, as well as axes and silencers were recovered. FILE:
49 arrested for rhino poaching at Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe
Eye Witness News / Posted 24 days ago
rounds of live ammunition, as well as axes and silencers were recovered. FILE: Police have been working with SanParks, the Sandf and specialised detectives to curb rhino poaching this year. Picture: EWN. Rhino Poaching,Kruger National... Read more
24d
AllAfrica.com
SAPS's Rhino Protection Initiatives Yield Positive Resultsresults. Through Operation Rhino, a SAPS-led operation in conjunction with the
SAPS's Rhino Protection Initiatives Yield Positive Results
AllAfrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
results. Through Operation Rhino, a SAPS-led operation in conjunction with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the national parks, 49 suspects were arrested last month alone for poaching in the Kruger National Park in... Read more
24d
Eye Witness News
Ipid concerned by rapes involving copsrape claims against JHB cop Ipid investigates after Hawks official kills two o
Ipid concerned by rapes involving cops
Eye Witness News / Posted 24 days ago
rape claims against JHB cop Ipid investigates after Hawks official kills two of his ex-wife’s lovers Labour court orders Ipid to lift suspension of 2 senior employees Civilian doctor accused of sexually assaulting SANDF recruits... Read more
28d
News 24 South Africa
Nyanda dismisses Malema's army claimsNews24 Correspondent EFF protest (Lizeka Tandwa, News24) Johannesburg - Forme
Nyanda dismisses Malema's army claims
News 24 South Africa / Posted 28 days ago
News24 Correspondent EFF protest (Lizeka Tandwa, News24) Johannesburg - Former SANDF chief Siphiwe Nyanda on Monday denied claims that he held any sway over the army which had allegedly turned its loyalties to the EFF. "Obviously it doesn't belong... Read more
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29d
iol.co.za
Julius Malema taunts ANCMalema was adamant his party would defend itself if faced with violence.” He a
Julius Malema taunts ANC
iol.co.za / Posted 29 days ago
Malema was adamant his party would defend itself if faced with violence.” He also warned Zuma that soldiers in the SANDF were likely to turn against him because “they are EFF members. “The police are also EFF members. I am whispering to... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Civilian doctor accused of sexually assaulting SANDF recruits out on bail It’s believed he sexually assaulted two SANDF female recruits at an army infa
Civilian doctor accused of sexually assaulting SANDF recruits out on bail
Eye Witness News / Posted a month ago
It’s believed he sexually assaulted two SANDF female recruits at an army infantry school in Oudtshoorn. FILE. The SANDF says the civilian doctor faces charges of sexual... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Doctor held over alleged sexual assault in SANDFallegedly committed the attacks last week. The recruits were all stationed at t
Doctor held over alleged sexual assault in SANDF
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted a month ago
allegedly committed the attacks last week. The recruits were all stationed at the infantry school in Oudtshoorn. SANDF spokesman Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga said the man was arrested on Saturday and appeared in court yesterday. He is... Read more
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iol.co.za
Soldiers sexually assaulted at army baseon two new female soldier recruits at the SA Army Infantry School in Oudtshoorn
Soldiers sexually assaulted at army base
iol.co.za / Posted 1 months ago
on two new female soldier recruits at the SA Army Infantry School in Oudtshoorn, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) confirmed on Thursday. Spokesperson Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga said: “The South African National Defence Force... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Army doctor in court for 'raping recruits' in sick baythe sexual assaults between April 18 and 21. He appeared in court in Oudtshoorn
Army doctor in court for 'raping recruits' in sick bay
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 1 months ago
the sexual assaults between April 18 and 21. He appeared in court in Oudtshoorn on Thursday and was granted bail. An SANDF statement said: "He faces alleged charges of sexual assault‚ including rape‚ allegedly committed while he was... Read more
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iol.co.za
Defence minister meets with Russian ministerShoigu this week during the fifth Moscow Conference on International Security,
Defence minister meets with Russian minister
iol.co.za / Posted 1 months ago
Shoigu this week during the fifth Moscow Conference on International Security, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) said on Thursday. The meeting Wednesday was held on the sidelines of the conference where Mapisa-Nqakula and Shoigu... Read more

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