Deputy Defence Minister Colonel General Yuri Sadovenko hands awards to Airborne Platoon contest winners
Today, at the Zavelichye training ground in the Pskov region, Airborne Platoon international competition, held as part of the International Army Games, was officially closed.
At the award ceremony, Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, Colonel General Yuri Sadovenko handed the cup of the winner of the competition to the captain of the Russian team, and members of our team received gold medals with diplomas.
Addressing the participants of the competition, the Deputy Minister of Defence emphasized that the Airborne Platoon contest has become one of the most massive and exciting competitions of the International Army Games. According to him, from year to year interest in these competition is growing. Compared with last year, the number of participants doubled (21 teams).
“Behind ten days of competition. During the tournament, you acted as befits paratroopers: initiative, decisively, with complete dedication. Showcased high skill in field training,” - Colonel General Yuri Sadovenko praised the winners of the competition. He also emphasized the importance of conducting an army to strengthen international military cooperation.
In addition, Deputy Head of the Military Department appreciated the high level of organization of competitions and refereeing, and on behalf of the leadership of the military department, he thanked the participants of the competition for an honest fight and the will to win.