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Belarus begins snap combat readiness drills

Belarus begins snap combat readiness drills

The armed forces of Belarus began sudden large-scale drills on Wednesday to test their combat readiness, the defence ministry of Ukraine's neighbour said. "It is planned that the (combat readiness) test will involve the …

China holds military drills around Taiwan

China holds military drills around Taiwan

China said it conducted military drills around Taiwan on Friday as a U.S. Congressional delegation visited the island in a show of support to a fellow democracy, with Beijing blaming the lawmakers for raising tensions with their …

Russia pulls some troops back from western borders

Russia pulls some troops back from western borders

Russian troops will return to their garrisons upon the completion of drills and units of Russia’s Southern and Western Military Districts have begun loading their equipment for their departure, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major …

Tactical drills kick off in Russia’s south

Tactical drills kick off in Russia’s south

Troops belonging to Russia’s Southern Military District will take part in more than 30 bilateral company tactical exercises in the coming weeks, which have kicked off at 15 training ranges in the country’s south, the Southern Military …

Caspian Flotilla holds drills in Dagestan

Caspian Flotilla holds drills in Dagestan

On Saturday, the units of the Caspian flotilla held drills in Dagestan, the press service of the Southern Military District informed, TASS reports. Missilemen and marines were executing training missions. The marines practiced landing …

Combat readiness inspection kicks off in Russia’s south

Combat readiness inspection kicks off in Russia’s south

Military units of Russia’s Southern Military District were put on high alert within a combat readiness inspection, the District’s press office told journalists Tuesday, adding that over 6,000 servicemen were dispatched to proving …

Russian motor rifle troops kick off drills in Tajikistan

Russian motor rifle troops kick off drills in Tajikistan

About 1,000 motor rifle personnel of Russia’s 201st military base in Tajikistan kicked off drills at training grounds in the Central Asian country to practice defensive and offensive operations, the press office of the Central Military …

Norway notifies Russia of NATO multinational exercise

Norway notifies Russia of NATO multinational exercise

The Norwegian Armed Forces Command has notified Russia’s Northern Fleet of the Cold Response 2022 multinational exercise, the Fleet’s press office reported. "Chief of the Norwegian Joint Headquarters Lieutenant-General …

Russia-Belarus military drills to be held in early 2022

Russia-Belarus military drills to be held in early 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans on Wednesday to hold Russia-Belarus military drills early next year. "As you presumed, we will hold them [the drills] and the militaries will agree their date, in March or February, …

 Black Sea Fleet command staff hold drills in Crimea

Black Sea Fleet command staff hold drills in Crimea

The training of the Black Sea Fleet command staff took place in Crimea, the press service of the Fleet announced on Saturday. "The gathering of the formations and units took place under the leadership of the commander of the Black …

Russian paratroopers to hold large-scale drills in Crimea

Russian paratroopers to hold large-scale drills in Crimea

Russia’s Airborne Force will hold large-scale drills in Crimea and the southern Krasnodar Region, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Thursday. The drills are commencing today at the Opuk military training ground in Crimea. …

IRGC stages large-scale drill in southern Iran

IRGC stages large-scale drill in southern Iran

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps launched a large-scale war game along the southern coasts of Iran on Monday. The exercise, codenamed “Payambar-e Azam 17 (The Great Prophet)”, involves various IRGC units such as the …

CSTO to hold peacekeepers’ drills in Russia in November

CSTO to hold peacekeepers’ drills in Russia in November

The member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will hold the Indestructible Brotherhood 2021 drills of their peacekeeping forces on the territory of Russia on November 8-12, the press office of the exercise announced on …