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In the Nizhny Novgorod region, at the Mulino training ground, as part of a checkup of the combat readiness of troops during the winter training period, mortarmen of the Red Banner Guards Army of the Western Military District destroyed firing positions and fortifications of the simulated enemy at night.

The servicemen carried out live firing of 120-mm mortars 2S12 “Sani” at distances from 1000 to 2500 meters. Mortar crews were given 6 lighting and 3 fragmentation mines to hit the target. When aiming mortars, the calculation commanded the opening of fire with an illuminating mine and, in low light, made a tip. Each crew performed live firing from RPG-7V grenade launchers, AK-74M assault rifles and demonstrated the skills of driving Ural vehicles in extreme conditions. More than 70% of the gunners hit targets on one try.

In total, more than 100 servicemen and about 30 pieces of weapons, military and special equipment of the ZVO tank army were involved in night classes.

In accordance with the training plan for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, control checks are continuing in the military command and control bodies, formations and military units.

In total, 4048 exercises of various scales will be held during April, including 812 bilateral exercises, at 101 training grounds and 520 facilities of the training and material base.

The exercises take place on the territory of all military districts and the Northern Fleet, as well as in the regions of the Far North, the Kuril Islands and Kamchatka.

All types and branches of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are subject to checks.

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