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The drills are taking place as part of a snap combat readiness check that began on the Kamchatka Peninsula on August 6, he said.
“The servicemen are practicing skills for long-distance redeployment, including to Kamchatka and Sakhalin, where they are planning to take part in tactical drills together with the troops stationed in those regions,” Gordeyev said.
About 6,000 servicemen from four regions and over 800 pieces of weaponry, including Pacific Fleet ships, are engaged in the exercise.