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The Il-76 aircraft redeployed to the Kuban and in the Rostov region

The Il-76 military transport aviation of Russian air force has deployed personnel and military equipment of the intelligence units involved in a sudden check of combat readiness of the Tver region on airfields in the Krasnodar territory and Rostov region, reports the Ministry of defence.

In Russia, President Vladimir Putin, on 17 July announced the sudden checking of the troops of the southern and Western military districts, and separate connections under the Central government, Navy and marine corps.

In addition, the aircraft of the southern military district has tested the willingness to relocate on the operational airfields.

"About 150 aircraft and helicopters, tactical, assault, bombing and army aviation, aviation units of the 4th army air force and air defense YUVO checked for readiness for redeployment to operational airfields. In the first stage of the connection test is given in full combat readiness, aircraft prepared for departure, planes and helicopters fueled, loaded aircraft weapons," - said in the message.

It is noted that the readiness test is conducted under the guidance of the commissions of the General staff of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation. All activities are conducted in strict compliance with the measures of sanitary, epidemiological and environmental safety.

Earlier, the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu said that during a sudden inspection of the troops of the southern and Western military districts involved more than 149 thousand people, more than 26.8 thousand units, 414 of aircraft, 106 ships and support vessels. According to him, the audit envisages with the troops of the 56 exercises tactical level. Involved 35 sites and training fields, 17 sea of landfills in water areas of the Black and Caspian seas.

Sudden checks are the main form of verification activities and combat training of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation.