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Russian Su-25 attack aircraft and Mi-8 helicopters provided support for the ground group of forces during the Rubezh-2021 exercise at the Edelweiss training ground in Kyrgyzstan.

Su-25SM aircraft and Mi-8 helicopters, involved in a joint operation to destroy a conditional illegal armed formation (IAF), struck with 80mm unguided air-to-surface missiles at targets imitating a convoy of military equipment and an accumulation of enemy personnel.

In addition, the helicopters transferred tactical troops of the two countries to conduct reconnaissance and search operations and block the withdrawing groups of the conditional NFV.

Joint exercise with the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the CSTO “Rubezh-2021” started on September 7 at the Edelweiss training ground in Kyrgyzstan. It involves military contingents and operational groups of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, as well as operational groups of the Joint Staff and the Secretariat of the CSTO, the formation of special forces and means of special purpose of the internal affairs bodies (police), as well as bodies in the field of prevention of liquidation of the consequences of emergency situations and State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan. In total – more than 100 people and about 150 pieces of equipment, including tanks, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, special vehicles “Tiger”, multiple launch rocket systems, Su-30SM fighters, Su-25 attack aircraft and Mi-8 helicopters.

The basis of the Russian military contingent in the exercise are servicemen of the Tuvan mountain motorized rifle brigade of the Central Military District, as well as the personnel of the united Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan.

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