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24.04.2021 (05:05)

About 40 military echelons will be involved in the transfer of airborne units to permanent deployment points after participating in an interspecific exercise in the Crimea

In accordance with the instructions of the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, the troops (forces) of the Southern Military District (SMD) and the Airborne troops involved in the events of the sudden check and interspecific exercises at the Opuk training ground in the Crimea are returning to their permanent locations.

At the railway loading station in Simferopol, the military personnel of the airborne units of the Novorossiysk airborne formation have loaded equipment and weapons and are marching to the permanent deployment point.

In total, about 40 military echelons will be involved in the transfer of airborne units to the permanent deployment points and more than 30 sorties of military transport aircraft will be made.

More than 20 warships of the Black Sea Fleet have already returned to their permanent bases after participating in the interspecific exercise.

During the interspecific exercise, the crews of ships in homogeneous and heterogeneous tactical groups performed practical actions in naval training grounds.

After the scheduled maintenance and replenishment of material stocks, the forces of the Black Sea Fleet will continue to perform their intended tasks.

Military personnel of the signals units and marines of the army corps of the Black Sea Fleet on regular equipment make marches to the permanent deployment points as part of wheeled columns.

On April 22, the main stage of the exercise of the Southern Military District and the airborne troops was held at the Opuk training ground (Republic of Crimea), which was held as part of a sudden combat readiness check.

In the practical actions of the troops (forces) at the Opuk training ground, units of the combined arms formation, the air force and air defence formation, warships and vessels, military units of the coastal troops of the Black Sea Fleet, part of the forces of the Caspian Flotilla of the Southern Military District, as well as units of the airborne troops took part.

More than 10 thousand servicemen took part in the active phase of the interspecific exercise in the Crimea, 1.2 thousand units of weapons and military equipment were involved, including more than 40 ships and boats, 20 support vessels, up to 200 aircraft, including. 40 military transport aircraft.

Yesterday, Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, summing up the results of the interspecies exercise, ordered to complete the check up activities in the Southern and Western military districts.

"I believe that the goals of the sudden inspection have been fully achieved. The troops demonstrated the ability to provide a reliable defence of the country. In this regard, I have decided to complete the inspection activities in the Southern and Western military districts. The General Staff, the commanders of the military districts and the airborne troops plan and begin on April 23 to return the troops to the permanent deployment points, conduct a detailed analysis and summarize the results of the sudden inspection of the troops. Until May 1, return the personnel of the 58th army of the Southern Military District, the 41st army of the Central Military District, the 7th, 76th airborne assault and 98th airborne divisions of the airborne troops to the permanent deployment points," the head of the military department ordered.

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