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As part of a routine combat training exercise, Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh conducted a comprehensive exercise to prevent possible violations and ensure security at observation posts in the “North” zone of responsibility. During the training, the personnel worked out the tasks of preventing provocative actions and repelling an attack on the observation post.

“The effectiveness of mission accomplishment largely depends on the level of formation of the professionally important qualities of servicemen. Psychological training events are built into the routine of the observation post and are aimed at developing the skills of observation, attention, assessment and optimization of one’s psycho-emotional state, ”said Alexei Fomin, a representative of the Russian peacekeeping contingent. “These exercises are aimed at developing the skills of aiming the shooter in various conditions of the situation, including when he moves over rough terrain, in difficult visibility conditions. These servicemen helped imitate the impact of negative factors, ”Fomin explained.

Upon receipt of the signal, the peacekeepers, as soon as possible, performed actions when leaving the location, took up defensive positions in pre-equipped positions. To strengthen the defense of the post, duty units on armored personnel carriers BTR-82A were involved.

The subdivisions are managed with the help of modern Azart radio stations, which transmit signals through secure communication channels.

“Gabions have been used for a long time. They are a simple and effective means of fortifications. They are built quite simply. They are filled with any available means, including earth, sand, gravel and stones. It is an effective means of protecting personnel, weapons and military equipment from shrapnel and ammunition of various calibers, ”said Maxim Abramov, a representative of the Russian peacekeeping contingent. “This block-modular town is designed to accommodate up to 50 servicemen in temperature regimes from plus 35 to minus 45 degrees. This module contains everything you need, a spacious sleeping arrangement and a dining room. Special rooms, visited by the personnel in their free time, are a sports hall, an information and leisure room, a bathhouse and a relaxation room, ”he said.

Russian peacekeepers serve at 27 observation posts in Nagorno-Karabakh, ensuring security in the region.

All observation posts of the Russian peacekeeping contingent are equipped with fortifications “Checkpoint” designed to protect servicemen from small arms and shrapnel, as well as to conduct all-round observation of the surrounding area.

In addition to monitoring the situation in the zone of responsibility, the personnel of the observation posts of the Russian peacekeeping contingent routinely carry out combat training and trainings.

In accordance with the agreements specified in the joint statement of the President of the Russian Federation, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, from 00:00 Moscow time on November 10, 2020, a complete ceasefire and all hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh were announced.

A peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation has been deployed to control the ceasefire and military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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