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Russian Air Force begins drills near St. Petersburg

August 06, 2015, 17:05 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The drills include Mi-24, Mi-35 and Mi-8MTB5 and will last till the end of the week

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Mi-24 helicopter

Mi-24 helicopter

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MOSCOW, August 6 /TASS/. The crews of Mi-24, Mi-35 and Mi-8MTB5 helicopters began military exercises in the Leningrad Region on Thursday, Colonel Oleg Kochetkov, the press service chief of the Western Military District, told journalists.

Over 20 helicopters and about 500 servicemen will be involved in the maneuvers that will take place on two grounds until the end of the week. They will carry out a landing operation to destroy the enemy’s rear facilities.

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