Troops in southern Russia raised on training alert


Combat readiness check has begun in the Southern Military District, units have been raised on a training alert Against the backdrop of the aggravation of the situation around Ukraine, the Russian army has begun regular exercises, they are taking place in the Southern Military District with the participation of the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla. At the same time, the transfer of forces to Belarus continues. raised on a training alert” />

In the Southern Military District, a check of the combat readiness of the troops began, military units were raised on a training alert and withdrawn to the areas of concentration, the press service of the Southern Military District reported, RIA Novosti reports.< /p>

More than 6,000 servicemen are involved in the check. “According to the verification plan, a number of formations and military units began to carry out marches in a combined way to combined arms training grounds located at a considerable distance from permanent deployment points to perform combat training tasks,” — said the head of the press service of the Southern Military District Vadim Astafiev.

During the exercises, the military will conduct practice firing. At the same time, the Ministry of Defense will test the ability of commanders of formations and battalion tactical groups to organize interaction between different types of troops. “In a single concept of the operational situation, the tasks of the formations and military units of combined arms formations, the Air Force and Air Defense armies, ship groups of the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla” reported in the press service.

The Russian armed forces have conducted a series of exercises over the past month, including in regions bordering Ukraine. The maneuvers come amid growing tensions between Russia and NATO and reports of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. So, on January 11, Russian exercises began in the Smolensk, Belgorod, Bryansk and Voronezh regions. About 3,000 military personnel and 300 units of military equipment, including BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles and T-72B3 tanks, are participating in them.

To conduct major exercises, together with the Belarusian military, personnel and military equipment from the Eastern military district. The exercises are called “Allied Resolve.” At their first stage, until February 9, it is planned to redeploy and create groupings of troops on the territory of Belarus, organize the protection and defense of important facilities, protect the state border in the airspace, check the readiness of the air defense forces on duty. At the second stage, from February 10 to 20, the troops they will begin operations at the training grounds.

The fleet is also involved in the exercises. In the Baltic, 20 ships take part in them, the day before they left their permanent bases.

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