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MOSCOW, February 16. /TASS/. Russian-Mongolian military drills dubbed Selenga-2015 will be held at the Tsugol training range in the Trans-Baikal Territory in East Siberia in the last ten days of August, Eastern Military District spokesman, Col. Alexander Gordeyev said on Monday.
The decision was made at the first round of consultations on maneuver planning, he said. During the drills, a joint grouping of forces will practice ant-terrorist measures, the spokesman added.
"The maneuvers are planned to involve about 500 troops from a unit in the Russian Eastern Military District located in the Republic of Buryatia and up to 350 servicemen of the Mongolian armed forces" the spokesman said.
The drills’ active stage envisages using a considerable number of aircraft, in particular, Mil Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters, Mi-8 AMTSh military and transport helicopters and Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot ground attack aircraft, the spokesman said.
The second round of consultations will be held in April in Ulan Bator, the spokesman said.
Russia and Mongolia have been holding Selenga joint military drills annually since 2008. The latest two drills were held at the Doityn Shar Uul and the Munk Khet firing ranges in Mongolia.