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Military training with Black Sea Fleet held in annexed Crimea

Around 1,000 servicemen and 50 units of equipment are involved in it
14:56, 4 February 2019

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Units of the detached brigades of Black Sea Fleet Marine Corps started training in the annexed Crimea, as Russia’s Defence Ministry reported.

Training is held at the firing ranges Perevalne, Angarsky and Kazachy. Around 1,000 servicemen and 50 units of equipment are involved in it

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The military are performing combat-firing exercises from all the types of small arms and anti-tank systems. The gun spotters of the armored fighting vehicles are working on target direction, fire adjustment from a cannon or gun, while moving and on the ground.

The driver mechanics are learning how to carry out driving technics and overcome various obstacles in motion.

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It was also reported that the Russian servicemen were learning actions which could help them  dodge air strikes, neutralization of the subversive and intelligence groups when the equipment conoy passes.

Crimea was annexed by Russia after the illegal referendum held on the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier, the Russian military captured all strategic military objects and buildings of the key authoritative bodies. Neither Ukraine nor the rest of the civilized countries recognized the results of the referendum. A number of the European and the world countries, including Ukraine, imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.  

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