Russian servicemen of the Southern Military District (YuVO) base in Abkhazia practiced control fires on the Black Sea coast during a routine inspection during the winter training period.
According to the press service of the Southern Military District, the fighters fired from AK-74 assault rifles, Kalashnikov light machine guns, hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers, 120-mm machine guns, BTR-82AM guns and other standard weapons.
It is noted that the military passed the standards for technical, tactical-special, special and physical training.
The exercises were held at the training grounds of Gudauta and Nagualou, more than 2 thousand servicemen of various units of the formation took part in them. More than 500 units of modern military equipment were also involved, including the latest T-72B3 tanks, BTR-82AM armored personnel carriers and 152-mm Akatsia self-propelled artillery mounts, the report said.
On April 6, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that combat readiness checks had started in the Russian Armed Forces (AF).
On April 13, the Russian military department reported that in accordance with the training plan for the Russian Armed Forces, 4048 exercises of various scales will be held in the military command and control bodies, formations and military units during April.