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    Some 8,000 servicemen and over 2,000 units of wheeled and tracked vehicles are taking part in snap combat readiness drills in Russia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – About 8,000 Russian servicemen from the Southern Military District, as well as more than 2,000 units of military equipment are involved in snap combat readiness drills currently taking place in the country, the district’s press service informs.

    "About 8,000 military servicemen and over 2,000 units of wheeled and tracked vehicles are involved in the training activities," the press service of the Southern Military District said in a Friday statement.

    Snap combat readiness inspections are running across Russia's Southern, Western and Central military districts, as well as the Northern Fleet, Aerospace Forces and Airborne Troops on August 25-31.

    Earlier on Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that over 4,000 servicemen and about 300 units of military equipment of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla coastal troops are taking part in the snap combat readiness drills.


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