Kavkaz 2020: Putin oversees military drills in southern Russia
NATO exercises will be held from July 27 to August 9 with the participation of 3 thousand troops from 14 countries
Two armies of Russia’s Southern Military District on Wednesday began large-scale military exercises in the region ahead of planned NATO exercises in Georgia.
Command post exercises with the participation of the 49th and 58th armies are led by the commander of the military district Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov.
He stated that the exercises are part of the combat training of the summer training period, in which practically all military formations of the district are involved, “including the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla.”.
The Southern Military District is considered the main outpost of Russia.
He must ensure the security of the Black Sea region, counter terrorist groups in the North Caucasus and support the Russian Air Force’s campaign in Syria.
It is provided on a priority basis with the latest models of Russian weapons and equipment..
Russian exercises take place on the eve of NATO exercises Agile Spirit (“Agile spirit”) in Georgia, which begins July 27. They will be attended by 14 countries and 3 thousand military personnel.
Georgia hosts these exercises for the ninth time. They will end on August 9.
The exercise is aimed at “improving interoperability and quality of training, as well as expanding operational capabilities,” Agenda.ge reported..
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