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Russia, Mongolia Start Selenga-2016 Military Drills in Buryatia

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The Russian-Mongolian Selenga-2016 military exercises started on Tuesday in Russia's Republic of Buryatia, the head of Russia’s Eastern Military District press service said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Selenga exercise has been carried out annually since 2008, with Russian and Mongolian troops engaging in collaborative field exercises to identify, block and destroy illegal armed groups.

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"Opening ceremony of Russian-Mongolian Selenga-2016 military drills took place at Eastern Military District's training facility Burduny in Republic of Buryatia," Alexander Gordeev said.

He added that some 1,000 servicemen and 200 pieces of military equipment from both sides were participating in the drills.

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