Voices from Russia

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Russia Conducts Combat Readiness Inspection in Southern Military District



About 3,000 personnel in the Southern Military District took part in a snap combat readiness inspection in the Crimea and North Caucasus. An official spokesman told us:

A number of military formations and units deployed in the Karachaevo–Cherkessian and Chechen Republics, the Crimea, and Dagestan were on alert. About 3,000 troops and over 1,000 pieces of equipment, including T-72B3 tanks, BMP-3 amphibious MICVs, and BTR-82A APCs carried out practical tasks within the inspection.

The inspection took place in accordance under the orders of the commander of the Southern Military District. The Minoborony Rossii carried out over 250 snap combat readiness inspections in the Southern Military District in 2016.

2 March 2017

Sputnik International


Thursday, 20 September 2012

20 September 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. A Striking “Ball”

A Striking “Ball”

Sergei Yolkin



A spokesman for the Southern Military District (YuVO) reported that a BPRK Bal-E coastal defence missile system hit a target at a range of 100 kilometres during the Caucasus-2012 strategic command-staff exercise.

Click here for a minute-and-a-half video in English on the exercise.

20 September 2012

Sergei Yolkin



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