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    Russian experts will carry out military activity assessments in several regions of Croatia and Albania under the Vienna Document on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures on September 27-30, the head of Russia's Nuclear Risk Reduction Center said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian experts will visit training grounds and ranges, receive briefings on military activities, formations and units in the specified areas, as well as attending Albania's military exercises taking place on September 19-30, he added.

    "The inspection is being carried out in order to determine the scale of declared military activity in the given area or to confirm an absence of military activity that must be declared in advance. The area measures 16,000 square kilometers (6,200 square miles) in Croatia and 12,000 square kilometers in Albania," Sergei Ryzhkov said on Monday.

    The Vienna Document is aimed at confidence and security building in Europe and envisages Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) member states providing each other with information on their armed forces, defense planning and military budget details, as well as exchanging military observers and carrying out inspections.

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