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Russian logistics units start providing support for Crimean grouping

August 19, 11:54 UTC+3
At sea, the ships and auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet are practicing providing logistics and maintenance support for warships and submarines
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FEODOSIYA (Republic of Crimea), August 19. /TASS/. Russian logistics and maintenance units have started performing missions to provide support for the grouping of forces at ground and sea practice ranges in Crimea, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister, Army General Dmitry Bulgakov said on Friday.

At sea, the ships and auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet are practicing providing logistics and maintenance support for warships and submarines, including the task of towing a vessel in distress.

The logistics forces are practicing extinguishing a fire aboard a warship, carrying out electromagnetic treatment of ships and restoring vessels’ technical readiness at sea.

"Specifically, this effort involves degaussing ships, floating repair workshops, tankers of various category for refueling at sea and armament transporters delivering missiles, torpedoes and mines to warships, and also other logistic vessels," the deputy defense minister said.

A logistics and maintenance brigade of the Southern Military District is practicing measures at the Opuk training range in Crimea "to provide comprehensive logistic and maintenance support to the ground grouping and support amphibious landing."

"The maneuvers are also practicing measures to provide technical support, evacuate combat hardware from the battlefield, transport a large number of combat hardware pieces and supplies, carry out metrological measures and ensure mass refueling of combat hardware and aircraft, using a modern PSG-600 field fuel depot, which receives various sorts of fuel from a tanker," the deputy defense minister said.

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