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In the Central military district began teaching, which involved more than 20 thousand soldiers. The alarm is raised part located in the Western and southern Siberia
Stationed in Western and southern Siberia connections and military units of the Central military district raised the alarm, reports RIA Novosti. Exercises, which will last five days, are held under control check on the results of the 2016 academic year, said the assistant commander of the CVO Colonel Yaroslav Roshchupkin.
“Connections and military units stationed in Western and southern Siberia, today raised the alarm and made marches to landfills where it started complete tactical and firing training during a reference check on the results of the 2016 school year,” said Roshchupkin.
He explained that the maneuvers involved infantry, tank, artillery units, the crews of the Tolmachevo air base, the battalions of antiaircraft missile systems s-300 and s-400, special forces, as well as specialists in all types of collateral.
More than 20 thousand troops in the exercise have to practice all types of fighting from exercises to defence and attack. The verification is under the control of the commander of the CVO Colonel-General Vladimir Zarucnicki.
Before October 15, the Ministry of defense reported that the servicemen of the airborne troops (VDV) of Russia went to Egypt to participate in joint Russian-Egyptian anti-terrorist exercises “Defenders of friendship in 2016.” The exercises are held from 15 to 26 October. “For servicemen of the airborne troops of Russia, this doctrine was one of the first experiences of the joint activities of the paratrooper units of the two countries throughout the African continent. The international doctrine of the airborne divisions of Russia and Egypt on the African continent for the first time”, — stated in the message of the Ministry of defense.
In the first half of September the Russian army passed the strategic command and staff exercises “Caucasus-2016”, which involved more than 12 thousand soldiers. The exercises were held on the grounds of the southern military district and in the waters of the Black and Caspian seas.
Before the training, 25 August 2016, the Russian President and Supreme commander Vladimir Putin announced the sudden check of combat readiness of the armed forces. Check affected the southern, Western and Central military districts and the Northern fleet, FSI and airborne.