1,000 Russian marines start 2018 drills in Far East

Up to 200 units of Russian military and special forces are scheduled to participate in the exercises

(Sputnik) – Marines of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet were the first to start exercises in 2018 in the Eastern Military District, the press service for the Pacific Fleet reported Monday.

“Today, in accordance with the plan of combat training of the Coastal Troops of the Pacific Fleet, about 1,000 servicemen of the Pacific Fleet’s marine corps and units began performing tasks at the ranges of Bamburovo, Gornostai and Radygino, and the Pacific Fleet marines were the first to begin combat training tasks in 2018,” the report said.

The military will work out combat vehicles driving, tactical methods of combat, engineering training issues, as well as practical shooting from all types of small arms. In total, up to 200 units of combat and special equipment were brought to the exercises.

Previous year in August, he Russian Baltic Fleet Marines’ drills were held with over 2,000 military personnel, 20 warships, 12 aircraft and helicopters took part in the drills.

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