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Two large-scale exercises with the landing of personnel, equipment and live firing will be held by the Airborne Forces in March this year.

In mid-March, at the Opuk training ground in the Republic of Crimea, under the leadership of the commander of the Novorossiysk Guards Airborne Assault Mountain Formation of the Guards, Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky, a command post exercise will be held with the Guards Caucasian Cossack Airborne Assault Regiment from Stavropol and the Anapa Guards Artillery Regiment from the Anapa.

During the exercise, the paratroopers will work out the issues of airborne personnel and equipment on an unfamiliar landing site, followed by the seizure of simulated enemy objects and holding them until the main forces of the formation approach. In parallel, the landing of airborne assault subunits of the Airborne Forces on an unequipped sea coast from large landing ships of the Black Sea Fleet will be practiced, as well as the defense of the sea coast from the landing of a simulated enemy amphibious assault.

At the same time, at the Dubrovichi training ground in the Ryazan region, under the leadership of the commander of the Tula Guards Airborne Force of the Guards Colonel Yevgeny Tonkikh, a regimental tactical exercise with a Guards parachute regiment from Tula will be held.

During the exercise, carrying out the tasks of capturing the elements of the airfield of the conditional enemy and holding it, personnel and military equipment will be parachuted, which, after completing the assigned task, will march on standard equipment to the training ground in the specified area to perform the tasks of organizing and conducting a defensive battle.

In total, more than 3 thousand airborne troops and about 200 units of military and special equipment will be involved in the exercises.

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