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8,000 Russian paratroopers to parachute-jump in 20 days of January

January 03, 2014, 2:00 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The first groups of paratroopers will be dropped at snow-covered sites in eight Russian regions
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MOSCOW, January 02, 23:40 /ITAR-TASS/. Eight thousand Russian paratroopers will parachute-jump from planes and helicopters during 20 days of January, according to the plans announced by the Airborne Troops Command on Thursday, January 2.

Moreover, 4,000 pieces of military hardware and weapons will be airdropped along with the personnel. This will be the first such experience for 5,000 paratroopers, Airborne Troops spokesperson Yevgeny Meshov told ITAR-TASS.

“More than 80 military transport planes and helicopters will be provided for the purpose, and the planes will make more than 2,000 flights,” he said.

The first groups of paratroopers will be dropped at snow-covered sites in eight Russian regions.

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