OREANDA-NEWS  The level of equipment of the nuclear deterrent forces is more than 91 percent, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his address to the Federal Assembly. A live broadcast of the president's speech is available on the Kremlin's Telegram channel.

He noted that it is necessary to reach the same level of equipment for all components of the Russian Armed Forces.

The President also stressed that distinguished military personnel should be promoted to higher positions as a priority. According to him, officers and sergeants should be in demand at all levels of government.