22:40 GMT +319 January 2018
Listen Live
    Marines during a combat drill

    Russian Airborne Troops Begin Major Drill Near Western Border

    © Sputnik/ Vitaliy Ankov
    Russia
    Get short URL
    1215

    Over 1,000 members of Russia's Airborne Troops have started a large-scale exercise in the country's Pskov region near the borders with Estonia and Latvia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Over 1,000 members of Russia's Airborne Troops have started a large-scale exercise in the country's Pskov region near the borders with Estonia and Latvia, a spokesman for Russia's Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

    "Around 1,200 paratroopers landed near the cities of Pskov and Ostrov," Lt. Col. Evgeny Meshkov told reporters.

    Related:

    Russian Special Forces Hold Anti-Terrorism Drill Using 'All Available Arms'
    New Russian Su-35 Jets Carry Out Drills Near Kuril Islands
    Russian Warships Hold Missile, Artillery Drills in Mediterranean - Ministry
    Tags:
    military drills, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment