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The start of the “Caucasus-2020” strategic exercises in southern Russia

Today, Monday, the activities of the “Caucasus-2020” strategic exercises, with the participation of 80,000 people, began in the military fields in southern Russia.

The Russian Ministry of Defense stated, in a statement, that “the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched strategic exercises Caucasus-2020 with the participation of command centers,” indicating that the main activities within the framework of the exercises will take place in the inner squares of the Southern Military District of Broadboy, Asholuk and Kapustin Yar, in addition to the two fields of Brian Argyzsk aviation. And Kobansk.

The ministry stated that 80,000 people will be involved in the exercises, including members of the combat forces, technical logistical support units, groups of the air defense forces, the war fleet, the Russian guard and the Ministry of Emergencies.

According to the statement, about a thousand military personnel from Armenia, Belarus, China, Myanmar and Pakistan will participate in the exercises, in addition to observers from Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Sri Lanka.   

The exercises are scheduled to continue until September 26, led by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Deputy Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Valery Gerasimov.

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