The troops performed excellently during the Caucasus-2020 exercise, Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu said on Monday, October 12.
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“The created coalition group has shown excellent results in the performance of tasks to resolve armed conflicts related to countering terrorism,” RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.
The strategic exercises Kavkaz-2020 began in the Southern Military District (YuVO) on September 21. More than 80 thousand people were involved in the maneuvers. The main events took 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 exercise are to test the combat readiness of the commanding staff and military command and control bodies of the Southern Military District, to increase the level of interaction of troops in the course of tasks to maintain peace and to ensure military security, as well as to test the readiness of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and partner states to protect national interests in the course of solving joint problems.
In particular, as part of the exercises, the military practiced highly maneuverable defense with the participation of motorized rifle subunits with the support of artillery, massive bombardment of simulated enemy targets at ranges near Astrakhan, and also showed effective protection against tank attacks.
On September 25, the Kapustin Yar training ground was visited by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Shoigu.