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The ship sweeping group of the Caspian Flotilla (CFL), consisting of the base minesweeper Magomed Gadzhiev and the raid minesweepers of the brigade of ships protecting the water area, carried out mine action support at sea ranges within the framework of the command post exercise (KShU).

Crews of minesweepers led the ship’s strike group KFL behind the trawls through minefields. The sailors ensured the deployment of surface ships in marching and battle formation during the passage by sea, as well as in conditions of the use of mine weapons by a conventional enemy.

In addition, the crews of the minesweepers carried out artillery fire and forced the “enemy” minefields, destroying floating, bottom and anchor mines, using cord charges. During the search and trawling in a given square, the crews of the ships successfully found and destroyed all the training mines.

In total, more than 20 warships and support vessels were involved in the exercise, including the Dagestan missile ship, Uglich and Veliky Ustyug small missile ships, Grad Sviyazhsk, small artillery ships, base and raid minesweepers, anti-sabotage boat P -351 project “Grachonok”, as well as sea tugs and vessels of the hydrographic service of the flotilla.

In the South of Russia and in the places of deployment of Russian military bases in the Transcaucasia, a bilateral command and control command for command and control of troops in the South-West strategic direction is being conducted.

Under the leadership of the commander of the Southern Military District, General of the Army Alexander Dvornikov, battalion tactical groups of formations and military units of the district, in a single tactical plan, conduct bilateral tactical exercises at 25 combined-arms training grounds located in the Astrakhan, Volgograd and Rostov regions, in the Kuban and Stavropol regions, in the republics of the North Caucasus, in Crimea, as well as at Russian military bases in Abkhazia, Armenia and South Ossetia.

More than 8,000 servicemen from the three combined-arms armies, the Black Sea Fleet and the KFL, the Air Force and Air Defense Forces, formations and units of the combat arms and special forces of district subordination were involved in practical actions in the field.

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