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President Vladimir Putin on Monday observed a military exercise held in the Leningrad Region, as part of a surprise inspection to test the combat readiness of troops and ammunition of the Western and Central military districts.

More than 1,800 servicemen, 30 tanks, some 20 airborne combat vehicles, five planes and 80 helicopters were involved in the exercise.

It tested the military’s performance through drills in combat operations and liquidation of a presumed adversary; landing operations by paratroopers on guided parachutes and landing of tactical airborne troops for the isolation of a military operations zone; and the neutralization of an artillery unit or a logistics supply battalion.


RT News

SFP 4/3/2014