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For the first time, servicemen of the Central Military District (CVD) will take part in a joint exercise of formations of special forces, internal affairs bodies, state security, ministries and departments for emergency situations and drug control of the Collective Rapid Response Force (CRRF) of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) “Cobalt -2021 “.

The exercise will take place from 17 to 19 November at the Fakhrabad training ground in the Republic of Tajikistan. The Russian military contingent in the exercise is represented by servicemen of the special forces unit of the Central Military District and the reconnaissance battalion of the 201st military base.

The purpose of the exercise is to increase the efficiency of preparation and conduct of joint and operational-combat measures in the regions of collective security.

In the course of practical actions, Russian military personnel, together with colleagues from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, will work out the planning and conduct of an operation to destroy militants, acting as part of the special forces of the CSTO CRRF.

During the active phase of the exercise, an operation will be carried out to blockade and storm the building conditionally captured by the militants using technical reconnaissance equipment and helicopters.

In total, about 60 servicemen and 10 units of military equipment, including two Mi-8MTV5-1 helicopters of the air group of the Russian military base in Tajikistan, will be involved in the exercise from the Russian side.

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