Thousands of servicemen finish tactical drills in Russia's south

 Thousands of servicemen finish tactical drills in Russia's south

Servicemen from the 42nd motorized rifle division have finished their week-long drills at a training range in southern Russia's Stavropol region, the press service of the Southern Military District said.

"Around 4,000 servicemen and over 300 pieces of military equipment returned to the place of permanent stationing after participating in tactical drills at the Sernovodsky training range," TASS cited the press service as saying.

Motorized rifle, tank and artillery units carried out tasks on providing engineer support for positions and ensuring air defenses. They also held bilateral tactical drills together with the aviation from the 4th army of the Air Force.

The drills finished with a 300-kilometer march to garrisons on the territory of Chechnya with the aerial support from Mi-8 AMTSh Terminator helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles.

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