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    Russian Tanks Destroy Tactical Airborne Landing in Pacific Island Exercise

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    The Russian army's tank units on Sakhalin Island practiced nuclear protection and repelled an airborne landing party in an exercise.

    Russian tanks destroyed an enemy airborne landing party in exercises on the Pacific island of Sakhalin, the Eastern Military District's press service announced on Wednesday.

    "Other than conducting live fire exercises, servicemen practiced several emergency drills and introductory exercises in technical, engineering and medical training, as well as radiological-chemical-biological protection in the conditions of a quickly changing tactical situation, which allowed the formation's command to comprehensively evaluate the personnel's level of preparedness to complete military assignments."

    According to the district's press service, during the exercises, tank formations received the assignment to destroy a tactical airborne landing party of an opposing force, which landed in the island zone and held positions using light armored vehicles. Over 300 servicemen took part in the exercises.

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