Southern MD formation and Abkhazian Armed Forces start joint training in Abkhazia
The Russian military base in Abkhazia was alerted during the bilateral live-fire exercises.
The drills are conducted jointly with the units of the Abkhazian Defence Ministry according to the combat training plan of the combined force grouping.
Troops involved in the training performed marches on military vehicles from parking areas to specified regions.
The 4th Air Force and Air Defence Army aviation and Pacific Fleet ships will take part in the drills.
About 3,000 troops and more than 400 pieces of military equipment are involved in the military training exercises including Mi-8AMTSh helicopters and the small anti-submarine ship Povorino.