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    Over 4,000 Russian Coastal Troops Involved in Snap Inspection

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    More than 4,000 personnel and some 300 units of military equipment of Russia's Black Sea Fleet and Caspian Flotilla are involved in snap combat readiness inspections.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – 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 snap combat readiness inspections, the Russian Defense Ministry informs.

    "In total, over 4,000 military servicemen and about 300 units of military equipment are being involved in the implementation of tasks of the snap inspection," the ministry’s press service said in a Friday statement.

    Earlier on Friday, the Defense Ministry informed that over 15 combat ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and more than 10 vessels of the Caspian Flotilla have sailed out as part of ongoing snap inspections.

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


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