Contents tagged with Russian military exercises

  • Russia begins large-scale military exercise in South Ossetia

    Divisions of the Russian 58th Combined-Arms Army started command and staff exercises in the territory of South Ossetia, as announced by Vadim Astafyev, spokesperson for the Southern Military District, TASS reports.

    “Military personnel are working on the actions of divisions during an air raid of an imaginary enemy, overcoming contaminated sections of terrain under conditions of weapons of mass destruction and radioelectric suppression being used by an enemy,” Astafyev explained.

    The drills …

  • Russian air defense troops to carry out exercises using new Tor-M2U missile system

    A Russian air defense missile regiment in the country’s Western Military District will carry out live firing exercises in the Astrakhan Region using their newly acquired Tor-M2U surface-to-air missile systems, TASS reported.

    "During the tactical live-fire drills, the Tor-M2U anti-aircraft missile systems teams will make a march to the area of live-firing and deploy the launchers, detect, track and identify… low-flying small-size target missiles," the Western Military District’s press office …

  • US General: Russia must allow international observers access to exercises in Crimea

    Russia must admit observers, including Western journalists, to the military exercise which will be held in the south of the country and in annexed Crimea. According to Reuters, this was the hard line presented by Lieutenant General Frederick Benjamin "Ben" Hodges, the commander of the United States Army in Europe.

    Hodges said that Russia could emulate military exercises that were held under the guidance of the USA and its allies in Europe, which allowed the country to send observers.

    "The …

  • Russia begins 'Cooperation-2016' international military exercises near NATO borders

    Radio Poland reports that the “Cooperation-2016” command and staff exercises started in the Pskov and Leningrad regions of Russia.

    It is reported that the exercise will involve about 6,000 soldiers from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Also, one thousand units of weapons and military and special equipment are engaged in the exercise.

    Such military exercises are held regularly in Russia, but this year more armed forces will participate and more units of military …