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Servicemen of the motorized rifle units of the Russian military base of the Southern Military District (YuVO) in Abkhazia have begun practicing actions as part of highly mobile groups. Thus, at the Tsabal mountain range and at the Nagualou coastal range, the crews of the Mi-8AMTSh “Terminator” helicopters of the 4th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District carry out landing and disembarkation of motorized riflemen on various terrain.

Highly mobile groups are designed to conduct combat operations with the covert transfer of troops by air to designated areas. Units are capable of moving along the front and in its depth using attached transport and multi-purpose helicopters, while the crews also provide fire support.

In total, more than 1,000 servicemen of the Southern Military District take part in combat training events.

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