MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The opening ceremony of the joint Russian-Tajik exercise with the participation of more than 3.5 thousand servicemen of the 201st military base and the armed forces of the Republic of Tajikistan was held at the Harb-Maidon training ground in Tajikistan.
The opening ceremony began with the general formation of the military personnel. The national anthems of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tajikistan were performed by military bands, the national flags of the two countries were solemnly raised. Participants in the exercise marched in a single formation along the parade ground of the field camp.
The event was attended by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Tajikistan, Lieutenant General Emomali Sobirzoda and Deputy Commander of the Central Military District (CVD), Lieutenant General Yuri Petrov.
The joint tactical exercise is held from 19 to 23 April at the Kharb-Maidon, Sambuli and Momirak training grounds under the leadership of the commander of the Central Military District, Colonel-General Alexander Lapin.
From the Russian side, about 2.5 thousand servicemen of the 201st military base were involved in the exercise, up to 400 units of military and special equipment were involved, including Su-25 SM attack aircraft, Mi-24 attack helicopters, and military transport Mi-8 , T-72 tanks, modernized BMP-2M infantry fighting vehicles, BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, Grad, Uragan multiple launch rocket systems, Gvozdika and Akatsia artillery mounts. Target reconnaissance and fire adjustment will be provided by the group of unmanned aerial vehicles “Orlan-10”, “Granat”, “Leer”.
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