Russian Foreign Ministry: OPCW not rushing to investigate chemical incident in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 21:28
Russia’s legendary barque Kruzenshtern calls at Belgian portSociety & Culture May 25, 20:26
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to develop cooperation outside Vienna agreementBusiness & Economy May 25, 19:44
Russia squared-off with Western media blitz to smear World Cup preparationsSport May 25, 19:35
NATO seeks to continue and expand dialogue with RussiaWorld May 25, 19:01
WADA offers pole vaulter Isinbayeva post of ambassador for clean sports in Russia — sourceSport May 25, 18:57
Lavrov keeps close eye on situation with jailed Russian pilot in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 18:51
Belkomur rail project brings new opportunities to Russia’s Arctic regionsBusiness & Economy May 25, 18:46
Russia to build first helicopter carrier by 2022Military & Defense May 25, 17:41
MOSCOW, September 7. /TASS/. About 700 troops and more than 150 modern military equipment units of the Russian military base in Abkhazia are taking part in a command-staff exercise that began on Monday, the press service of Russia’s Southern Federal District told TASS.
"The formation’s military were alerted and its units made a march to the exercise area," the source said.
According to him, the troops drilled antiaircraft defense actions during an air raid of the aggressor, as well as contaminated terrain crossing in the conditions of the use of weapons of mass destruction by the enemy.
The press service said that the drills are aimed at improving the command and control of the formation in various types of combat in the coastal area, in mountainous-wooded and even terrain.
The manoeuvres involve the KamAZ "Mustang" vehicles, the BTR-82M armoured personnel carriers, the Akatsiya self-propelled howitzers, Grad multiple launch rocket systems and radio and space communications equipment.