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At the Ivanovo-Severny airfield, during the second stage of the practical part of the command and staff exercise with parachute and artillery regiments from the Kostroma of the Ivanovo Guards Airborne Formation, the loading of more than 1,000 servicemen into the Il-76MD aircraft of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces was completed.

According to the plan of the exercise, the units of the formation will have to fly and land on the Budikhino landing site in the Kostroma region, followed by practicing tactical tasks to seize and destroy the command post and the training camp of the conditional illegal armed formation (IAF).

Further, the units will march to the Pesochnoe training ground in the Yaroslavl region to complete the task of capturing an advantageous line and conducting positional defense day and night in order to hold it until the main forces of the regiment approach.

More than 1.5 thousand paratroopers were involved in the exercise, about 100 units of military and special equipment were involved, including seven Il-76MD military transport aircraft.

Colonel Alexander Kornev, Acting Commander of the Ivanovo Guards Formation of the Airborne Forces, is in charge of the exercise.

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