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Battalion tactical groups of the 4th Russian military base of the 58th combined-arms army of the Southern Military District (YuVO) in South Ossetia marched to the Dzartsemi combined-arms training ground as part of a bilateral tactical exercise.

During the march, the convoy of equipment was attacked by the “saboteurs” of the conditional enemy, in the role of which were the units of the reconnaissance battalion of the Russian base of the Southern Military District. The servicemen of the tactical group timely detected an ambush, entered into a training battle, and provided cover for the main convoy to leave for a safe area.

The servicemen of the Southern Military District have worked out various tactical techniques, in particular, covert advance, using natural shelters on the ground, elements of an offensive with fire cover.

Also, during the march, the units carried out engineering reconnaissance of the advance route, providing anti-aircraft and anti-sabotage defense, and fulfilling the standards of movement in columns.

A two-way battalion tactical exercise with live fire will be held from September 20 to 24, 2021 at the Dzartsemi training ground in the Southern Military District.

In total, more than 1,000 servicemen of the Southern Military District were involved in the draws of tactical combat actions in South Ossetia, about 200 units of weapons and military equipment were involved, including the Tunguska complex, the Strela anti-aircraft missile system, Akatsia self-propelled artillery installations, mortars “Sleigh”, automatic and hand-held grenade launchers AGS-17 and RPG-7V.

This week, four bilateral battalion tactical exercises are being held in the Southern Military District at combined-arms training ranges located in the Volgograd Region, Karachay-Cherkessia, the Chechen Republic and at a military base in the Republic of South Ossetia. About 6 thousand servicemen take part in them, about 300 pieces of weapons and equipment are involved, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, artillery pieces and multiple launch rocket systems. For the purpose of interspecific interaction, more than 40 aircraft and helicopters of army and operational-tactical aviation have been attracted from the association of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District.

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