"Today, in accordance with the decision of Acting Commander of the Western Military District Lieutenant-General Viktor Astapov, a snap check of the district’s units and formations has been launched," RIA reports with reference to the WMD press service.

Read alsoTymchuk: 36,000 militants, Russian troops in Donbas (Infographics)According to the press service, the District’s infantry, artillery, rocket and anti-aircraft missile brigades, management teams, maintenance units, Air Force brigade, Leningrad Navy base, and military recruitment centers in St. Petersburg, Pskov, and Novgorod and Karelia regions of Russia have been put on highest alert.