Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, September 25, arrived at the Kapustin Yar training ground in the Astrakhan region, where he will observe the main stage of the Caucasus-2020 strategic exercises.
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He is accompanied by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, RIA Novosti reports.
Earlier, on Friday, it was reported that military engineers, together with units of the RChBZ of the Southern Military District, during the Kavkaz-2020 exercise, stopped a breakthrough of the armored vehicles of a simulated enemy who launched an attack.
On September 21, the strategic exercises “Kavkaz-2020” began in the Southern Military District. More than 80 thousand people were attracted to participate in them. The main maneuvers will take place at the Prudboy, Ashuluk, Kapustin Yar training grounds, as well as at the Arzgirsky and Kopansky air training grounds.
The main objectives of the Kavkaz-2020 exercises are to test the combat readiness of the commanding staff and military command and control bodies of the Southern Military District, increase the level of interaction of troops in the course of tasks to maintain peace and ensure military security, as well as test the readiness of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and partner states for defense national interests in the course of solving joint problems.