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Servicemen of the artillery units of the Russian military base of the Southern Military District (YuVO) in Abkhazia performed live firing exercises from the modernized Akatsia self-propelled artillery howitzers.

The gunners hit special targets imitating enemy armored vehicles on the march. For the destruction of targets, an artillery division was used on the modernized 152-mm ACS 2S3M “Akatsia”. The calculations destroyed the simulated enemy with direct fire.

Also, the servicemen worked out tasks on tank-hazardous lines and areas in the mountains and on the coastal territory of the Black Sea, destroying the command-observation post and armored vehicles of the conditional enemy at a distance of 700 to 1 thousand meters.

In addition, the personnel carried out anti-fire maneuvers and worked out tactical methods of counter-battery combat, carried out fortification measures to equip firing positions.

In total, more than 1.5 thousand servicemen of the Southern Military District took part in the exercise, more than 300 units of weapons and military equipment were involved.

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