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General of the Army Alexander Dvornikov, Commander of the Southern Military District (YuVO), summed up the results of the outgoing year. He said that the combat potential of the Southern Military District, which was quite impressive before, has significantly increased over the past year thanks to the formation of new formations and military units.

“The 19th Motorized Rifle Division has been recreated as part of the 58th Combined Arms Army. The 8th Combined Arms Army is reinforced with missile and artillery brigades. Military units of the newly formed 20th Guards Motorized Rifle Division began training in combat. The 49th Combined Arms Army was replenished with electronic warfare, radiation, chemical and biological defense units, ”the commander of the district troops said in his speech.

Also, General of the Army Alexander Dvornikov noted that at the moment the share of the latest models of weapons, military and special equipment (AME) in the troops has reached 71%: “Last year alone, the formations and military units of the Southern Military District received more than 1.5 thousand units of the latest models VVST “, – said Alexander Dvornikov.

Among the troops of the district that entered service this year are Ka-52 helicopters with the latest sighting devices, Su-25SM3 aircraft, S-350 Vityaz and S-300PM2 anti-aircraft missile systems. Also, the troops received new ships, various armored vehicles, communications and electronic warfare.

Following the results of the International Army Games, the commander of the troops announced the increased training of the district’s military personnel: “In 2021, the representation of the Southern Military District in the International Army Games has significantly increased – in total, 288 servicemen were selected for the Russian Federation teams, which is 58% more than last year. Representatives of the Southern Military District in 14 international competitions took 10 first places and 4 second ones, and the flight crews of the 4th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense in the Aviadarts competition set a general competition record, “continued Alexander Dvornikov.

He said that in just a year, about 2,500 combat training events were held, including: about 200 company, 60 battalion tactical exercises, as well as 16 tactical exercises of the regiment-brigade-division level.

“In April 2021, formations, formations and military units of the military district took part in a major interspecific exercise. On such a scale, a control check of the troops of the Southern Military District was carried out for the first time during the winter training period, ”said Alexander Dvornikov. He added that following the results of the exercise, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, highly praised the troops of the district.

During his speech, the commander touched on the topic of combating coronavirus infection. So, during the year, a large-scale vaccination of personnel was carried out, as a result of which over 98% of the military personnel were vaccinated in the district. And since July, medical specialists have begun to conduct a revaccination campaign. As a result, the incidence of COVID-19 among military personnel has decreased by more than 85% compared to last year.

Speaking about the social security of servicemen, Alexander Dvornikov said: “In 2021, about 23 thousand military personnel of the district were entitled to the provision of office premises. About 4 thousand officers, warrant officers and contractors celebrated a housewarming, the rest issued monetary compensation for rent. “

Concluding his speech, the commander of the Southern Military District outlined the main areas of activity for the next year. Thus, it is planned to conduct more than 3 thousand combat training events in the district, during which the creation and use of groupings in operational directions will be worked out. In particular, a large-scale bilateral command and staff exercise will be conducted with groupings of troops (forces) in the South-West strategic direction.

It is also planned that the 415th training center, created on December 1 of this year in the Krasnodar Territory at the Molkino training ground, will train over a thousand junior specialists, including mechanics-drivers of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, as well as drivers of categories “C”, “D” and “E “.

In addition, the troops of the district will traditionally take an active part in the International Army Games, in the Military-Technical Forum “Army”, as well as in the Victory Parade and the Main Naval Parade.

“And yet, first of all, the servicemen of the Southern Military District in the new training period will continue to carry out military service at a high level in order to reliably ensure the security of the southern borders of our Motherland – Russia,” General of the Army Alexander Dvornikov, commander of the Southern Military District, said in conclusion.

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