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In accordance with the instructions of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, the troops (forces) of the Southern Military District (YuVO) and the Airborne Forces (Airborne Forces), involved in the measures of surprise checks and inter-service exercises at the Opuk training ground (Republic of Crimea), are returning to the points permanent deployment.

The combination of radiation, chemical and biological protection of the Southern Military District, after the march and the loading of equipment and personnel onto the trains, departed to the point of permanent deployment. During the march, chemical protection troops will cover a distance of about 1.3 thousand km.

Marine units from the army corps of the Black Sea Fleet, which took part in a bilateral command and staff exercise at the Opuk training ground, are marching to a permanent deployment point in Sevastopol.

In the near future, the servicemen will conduct a technical inspection of the equipment on the territory of the vehicle fleet of the military unit, after which they will continue to carry out combat training activities in accordance with the approved plan.

Units of the Airborne Forces, which took part in the interspecific exercise of the Southern Military District and the Airborne Forces in Crimea, continue to redeploy to points of permanent deployment.

The redeployment is carried out in a combined way by air and rail transport, as well as by marching wheeled vehicles on their own along federal highways.

The first convoy of automobile equipment of communications units, logistic and technical support of the Novorossiysk Guards Airborne Assault Mountain Formation is marching to the point of permanent deployment along the Angarsky – Kerch Strait – Novorossiysk range.

On April 22, at the Opuk training ground (Republic of Crimea), the main stage of the exercise of the Southern Military District and the Airborne Forces took place, which was carried out as part of a surprise check of combat readiness.

In the practical actions of troops (forces) at the Opuk training ground, units of the combined-arms formation, air force and air defense formations, warships and ships, military units of the coastal forces of the Black Sea Fleet, part of the forces of the Caspian Flotilla of the Southern Military District, as well as airborne units took part.

More than 10 thousand military personnel took part in the active phase of the interspecific exercise in Crimea, 1.2 thousand units of weapons and military equipment were involved, of which more than 40 ships and boats, 20 support vessels, up to 200 aircraft, including. 40 military transport aircraft.

On April 22, 2021, at the Opuk training ground, Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, summing up the results of the interspecific exercise, ordered the completion of verification activities in the Southern and Western military districts.

“I believe that the goals of the surprise check have been fully achieved. The troops have demonstrated the ability to provide reliable defense for the country. In this regard, I made a decision to complete verification activities in the Southern and Western military districts. The General Staff, the commanders of the military districts and the Airborne Forces to plan and start from April 23 to the return of troops to their permanent deployment points, conduct a detailed analysis and summarize the results of a surprise check of the troops. By May 1, return the personnel of the 58th Army of the Southern Military District, 41st Army of the Central Military District, 7th, 76th Airborne Assault and 98th Airborne Divisions of the Airborne Forces to their permanent deployment points, ” military department.

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