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    Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense systems of the Southern Military District are starting combat duty in new position areas as part of snap combat readiness drills, the Russian Defense Ministry informs.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The air defense systems will be used several kilometers away from their permanent deployment sites and "will start maintenance work on the equipment and enter combat duty" upon their arrival, the ministry’s press service said on Saturday.

    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.

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    air defense, S-400, S-300, Russian Defense Ministry, Russia
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