Russia is reportedly planning a second major military base near the Ukrainian border.
Citing public documents, Reuters news agency reported on September 23 that the Defense Ministry intends to turn an old military depot in the town of Boguchar, 45 kilometers from the border with Ukraine, into a base.
The new base in Voronezh Oblast is to house dozens of buildings and special facilities for more than 5,000 troops and 1,300 armored vehicles.
The agency said the ministry planned to transfer a motorized rifle brigade to Boguchar along with troops trained in how to respond to nuclear, biological, and chemical attacks.
Early this month, Reuters reported that Moscow started building a major military base near the town of Valuiki, in Belgorod Oblast, close to the Ukrainian border.