Over 3,000 Baltic Fleet servicemen involved in military drills in Russia’s West

TASS Russian News Agency, 4 July 2017

More than 3,000 servicemen of the Russian Baltic Fleet’s 11th army corps are involved in tactical drills in Russia’s westernmost Kaliningrad region that will continue till September, Baltic Fleet Spokesman Roman Martov told TASS on Monday.

“Exercises will be conducted at the fleet’s training ranges in Khmelevka, Pravdinsky and Dobrovolsky located in the Kaliningrad region. Servicemen will drill skills of offensive and defensive actions, blocking and eliminating reconnaissance and sabotage groups, taking strongholds, spotting mines and explosive devices, etc.,” he said.

The training grounds are equipped with targets for all types of firearms and combat vehicles, training minefields and other wire barriers and other tools.

It is expected that more than 20,000 munitions for firearms and more than 3,000 mines and artillery shells will be used during the drills.



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