The Russians are prepping their National Guard for peacekeeping missions abroad, according to Sputnik news.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in March that the role of the National Guard will be to work with internal security forces to ensure a strong defence against terror threats.
Special police forces will relinquish some of there roles and responsibilities to the new National Guard, and will be under the control of the existing chief Commander of internal Russian forces.
The role of the National Guard will also extend abroad when troops are needed to combat terrorism and organised crime syndicates.
This comes at a time when many countries around the globe our manoeuvering their armed forces into ‘strategic positions’. As we reported yesterday [A New ISIS Offensive Could Be Imminent], US military forces are spread thinly should Isis decide to launch an aggressive offensive against US controlled regions.
Russia creating its own internal National Guard at this time would certainly free up military resources should Russia be threatened by any overseas invasion. Military forces and special police forces can be deployed quickly and effectively, without leaving Russia exposed to any internal security risks.