MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. Exercises involving more than 8 thousand soldiers and almost 1.5 thousand units of military equipment began in Zabaykalsky Krai. As the head of the press service of the Eastern military district (TSB) Alexander Gordeyev, the field output involved artillery formations, military units and divisions of the SBI.

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“Artillery will perform more than 3 thousand fire missions with artillery guns of various caliber, including self-propelled artillery installations “Carnation”, “acacia”, “Hyacinth”, jet systems of volley fire “Grad” and “Tornado”, – informed Colonel, noting that “at least 50 percent of classes will be held at night.”

During the exercise, “crews and crews to make multi-kilometer marches on a regular fighting technique .” The actions of the units on the March “will be coordinated in accordance with the information received from the unmanned aerial vehicles that accompany the exercises”, said Gordeyev.