Russia to Conduct Military Drills on Conflict of Two Imaginary Nations

ASHULUK, August 6 (RIA Novosti) – Drills at the Ashuluk firing range in Russia’s southern region of Astrakhan entered their active phase on Wednesday, with the Russian military preparing to train for conflict between two imaginary states.

On the first day of the active phase of the drills, the forces of Murmania are expected to attack Uralia. The next day, the enemies will switch places, training in both offensive and defensive military tactics.

Russia is holding air-force exercises at Ashuluk from August 4 to August 8. According to the country’s foreign ministry, the drills are conducted in accordance with the training plan for 2014, which was approved last year. Ashuluk is also located hundreds of miles from the Ukrainian border.

The exercises, led by Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev, involve around 6,500 servicemen, 800 units of equipment and over 100 aircraft and helicopters, as well as S-300 surface-to-air missile systems.

Full article: Russia to Conduct Military Drills on Conflict of Two Imaginary Nations (RIA Novosti)

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