: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russia snap checks combat readiness in Crimea, North Caucasus: some 3,000 troops put on alert

The drills involve over 1,000 pieces of armament, military and special hardware, the press office of Russia`s Southern Military District told TASS on Thursday.

”Pursuant to a decision by Southern Military District Commander Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov, military units and formations stationed in Karachay-Cherkessia, the Chechen Republic, Dagestan and Crimea have been alerted in a sudden combat readiness check today,” the press office said in a statement, according to TASS.

The troops alerted in the snap check are put on a march to training ranges to repel a conditional enemy`s ”attack” on their way to the designated areas.

Military hardware involved in the exercises includes T-72B3 tanks, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, and BTR-82A armored personnel carriers.


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