Reconnaissance scouts take part in military drills in mountains. Photo: press service of the Southern Military District of Russia

28 January 2019, 13:24

Over 3000 Russian militaries took part in exercises in Abkhazia

Abkhazia has hosted exercises of the personnel of the Russian military base. The servicemen have mastered reconnaissance of transport routes and ensuring the anti-aircraft and anti-sabotage defence.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in December 2018, about a thousand Russian and Abkhaz militaries conducted joint exercises at the "Nagvalou" and "Tsabal" training ranges.

The personnel of the Russian military base in Abkhazia held the exercises as part of the combat readiness check, the TASS has reported today, citing Vadim Astafiev, the head of the press service of the Southern Military District of Russia.

The exercises involved over 3000 servicemen, who concerted their military actions, in particular, in the reconnaissance of traffic routes and the provision of air and anti-sabotage defence.

The exercise also involved more than 300 pieces of equipment, including T-72B3 tanks and "Tiger" armoured vehicles, while the military actions were supervised by UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), the "Interfax" reports.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 28, 2019 at 06:12 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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