Over 8,000 Russian Troops Involved in Mass East Military District Drills

© Sputnik / Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankOver 6,500 Russian servicemen, 15 warships and over 10 aircraft will hold military drills in the Far East Kamchatka Territory, the Eastern Military District said Monday
Over 6,500 Russian servicemen, 15 warships and over 10 aircraft will hold military drills in the Far East Kamchatka Territory, the Eastern Military District said Monday - Sputnik International
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Air grouping and missile defense management exercises are taken place in the Eastern Military District.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Over 8,000 Russian troops, 1,000 pieces of hardware, including around 100 aircraft and helicopters, as well as Pacific Fleet warships, are involved in large-scale air grouping and missile defense management exercises in the Eastern Military District, the district spokesman said Wednesday.

"Air defense, aviation formations, and mechanized infantry formations’ battlefield air defense units have been placed on practice alert across eight Zabaikalsky and Far East regions," Alexander Gordeev said.

He noted that the exercises are being carried out under the command of Col. Gen. Sergei Surovikin.

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