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As part of the control check during the winter period of training with the airborne assault battalion of the Ulyanovsk separate guards unit of the Airborne Forces and the attached reinforcement means (anti-aircraft missile, anti-tank, engineer-sapper, flamethrower, artillery and sniper units, as well as units of electronic warfare, UAV, technical, rear and medical support), a tactical exercise was conducted, in which the guards paratroopers, with the support of mortar artillery, held back all attempts of conditional illegal armed formations to penetrate deep into the defense.

The destruction of the “enemy” on the approaches to the positions was carried out with fire from standard small arms (AK-74M assault rifles, Pecheneg machine guns), as well as 12.7-mm Kord heavy machine guns, AGS-30 automatic grenade launchers, RPG-hand anti-tank grenade launchers 7D and rocket infantry flamethrowers RPO-A “Bumblebee” supported by a mortar battery of 82-mm mortars.

During the day, the servicemen practiced complex destruction of targets at various distances. The most dangerous areas were mined by a mobile detachment of obstacles. The subunits covered the crews of Igla MANPADS from enemy air strikes.

The fire defeat of the mock enemy was carried out at all stages of the defensive battle.

Summing up the results of the exercise, the commander of the Ulyanovsk separate airborne assault unit of the guard, Colonel Vladimir Seliverstov, noted that the units of the unit completed all the tasks assigned, having received a high assessment.

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