Russia launches large-scale military exercises on border with Ukraine

On Monday, March 19, in various areas of Russia, and also in the annexed Crimea, large-scale artillery exercises of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation began, reported the press service of the Southern Military District of Russia.

About 8,000 servicemen and nearly 1,400 pieces of military equipment are involved in the maneuvers, among them the Tornado, Grad and Uragan multiple launch rocket systems; Khosta, Msta-S and Akatsiya self-propelled artillery mounts; and self-propelled Khrizantema anti-tank missile systems.

During the exercises, the Russian military will also work on a “combined” method of transferring military equipment.

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