Russian artillery in the mountains of Abkhazia has fulfilled an artillery strike on the armored vehicles and manpower of the imaginary enemy. Servicemen of the Russian military base stationed in the Republic shot out of mortars and howitzers, according to the headquarters of the southern military district.
“The soldiers on a regular technique covertly moved into firing positions and then destroyed by artillery fire about 80 ground targets, simulating a group of armored vehicles and infantry imaginary enemy”, – quotes the message “Interfax”.
In the maneuvers involved more than 250 soldiers, 50 units of weapons and military equipment, including self-propelled artillery “acacia”, 120-millimeter mortars, artillery howitzers D-30.
In South Ossetia to sudden combat readiness of Russian troops involved about a thousand soldiers and 200 pieces of equipment. The press service of the defense Ministry reports about the forced marches of permanent deployment on the high ground “dzartsemi”. There are infantry, tank, artillery and reconnaissance units will participate in tactical and special tactical exercises, which aim to assess the readiness to perform combat missions in difficult mountainous conditions. Special attention to the military are going to be given to issues of concealment, fortification and engineering equipment areas, preparation of equipment and weapons.
We will remind, on Wednesday, August 24, 18 polygons of the North Caucasus and southern Russia began the exercises of the rocket troops and artillery, which involved more than 11 thousand and 2.2 thousand units of weapons and military equipment, including multiple rocket launcher systems fire and tactical missile systems “Iskander”.
In the framework of the exercise on the territory of Abkhazia of the Russian military had developed the attack of the imaginary enemy, entrenched in mountainous and wooded terrain, defensive actions, out of battle and retreat to regroup.
In response to this, Georgia expressed his dissatisfaction with the conduct of large-scale exercises of the Russian army in the Caucasus. The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Republic Mikheil Janelidze said that what is happening “is not conducive to peace and security in the region.”
The next day, by order of the Supreme commander of the Russian Federation was declared sudden check in the southern, Western and Central military districts, the Northern fleet, as well as in the main command HQs and air force. As reported on Friday, August 26, the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation, in actions involving infantry brigade of the southern military district, stationed in Chechnya and Dagestan. They moved to distant landfills in the Republic of Dagestan and Sernovodsk in the Stavropol region. In training involved about eight thousand troops and more than two thousand units of wheeled and tracked vehicles, including tanks T-90A and T-72B3, SAU “Msta-s” and “Carnation”, MLRS “Grad-M”, BMP-2 and BTR-82АМ, as well as armored vehicles of the Mustang family.
The coast guard and Marines black sea fleet and the Caspian flotilla are reported to have performed the marches in areas of concentration. They have to work out the antilanding defense of the coast, a reflection of attacks of sabotage and reconnaissance groups and air strikes.
The current test is the most ambitious in recent years
According to “Nezavisimaya Gazeta”, the Ministry of defense fulfills the country’s transformation into a military camp. The publication suggests that the leadership is primarily concerned with the defense of the territory from the Barents to the Black sea. Noteworthy and the order of the Minister Sergei Shoigu to work out issues of interaction and practical implementation of the mobilization tasks by the enterprises of the industry.”
“Unlikely, of course, Sergei Shoigu will allow for the validation period to translate the pasta factory on manufacture of ammunition – although this version during the war provided. But it is obvious that the event would be triggered, and the national economy”, – the newspaper writes.
Sources of the newspaper “Kommersant” noted that the current validation of the South-Western strategic direction is one of the largest in the last year and a half. The staff attaches key importance to the movement of troops on long and extremely long distances with subsequent formation of mixed units. Review of publications in the Russian press about what is happening, publishes the website “Headlines”.
Additionally, the Pentagon has already expressed concern about the sudden check of combat readiness of the armed forces and the upcoming exercises in the Caucasus. “We remain deeply concerned by the intensifying violence in Eastern Ukraine and the proximity of these Russian forces to Ukraine, given the direct Russian involvement in the conflict in the Donbas,” – said the representative of the Pentagon Michel Baldanza. She argues that “Russia has used military exercises to cover deployment (weapons) in Ukraine.”
Sudden check of combat readiness of the Russian army will continue until August 31. Strategic command and staff exercises “Caucasus-2016″, declared as the main outcome of the strategic exercises of the armed forces, will be held in September 2016 in the South and North Caucasus military districts, with the participation of the black sea fleet and the Caspian flotilla.