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    Russian servicemen from the Eastern Military District have conducted fire drills using the 2S3 (SO-152) Akatsiya self-propelled artillery and the 2A64 Msta-B howitzers, acting spokesman for the district Vadim Astafyev said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The artillery drills were carried out in the Zabaikalsky Territory of Russia’s Siberian Federal District.

    "The servicemen carried out an artillery reconnaissance mission using optical and radar equipment in a hilly area. They also used sounding systems to determine the coordinates of the simulated enemy artillery, providing an adjustment of fire for their units," Astafyev said.

    Russian Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov is currently on a visit to Chita, the administrative center of Zabaikalsky Territory, with the aim of inspecting the preparedness of the Eastern Military District for the winter period.

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