YAROSLAVL, August 24. /TASS/. The Russian defense Minister, army General Sergei Shoigu has arrived on a working visit to the troops of the Western military district in Yaroslavl, which is one of the stages of special exercises of forces and means of logistics (procurement) of the Armed forces of Russia. On Thursday said the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation, the correspondent of TASS.

As told in the defense Ministry, the Minister will check the practical actions of the troops of maintenance of the temporary transshipment area, and the guidance and operation of a combined pontoon railway bridge across the Volga to skip it units and equipment.

According to the defence Ministry, during the stage of the exercise will involve about 1.4 thousand troops and up to 500 units of weapons and military equipment .

The exercise will also be attended by the transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, the acting Governor of the Yaroslavl region Dmitry Mironov and the head of the Federal Agency for railway transport Vladimir Cap.

On August 21, the Russian army carried out a complex of special exercises for the kinds of comprehensive support for the troops. In the maneuvers involved about 3 thousand soldiers and about 350 units of military and special equipment. In parallel with the teachings of the forces and means of procurement exercises carried out their troops of radiation, chemical and biological protection, military medics, engineers and signalers.