In Abkhazia there is a sudden check of combat readiness of Russian troops

More than 3 thousand Russian military in Abkhazia brought to a sudden check of combat readiness, the press service of the southern military district.

"During the execution of the task to readiness test involved more than 3 thousand soldiers of the base, involved about 500 units of weapons and military equipment, including armored infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3, tanks T-72B3, BTR-82A, anti-tank systems "Storm", howitzer D-30, self-propelled guns 2S3 "acacia", MLRS "Grad", mortar launchers "Sled", the calculations of antiaircraft rocket complexes With-300, communication vehicle based on the BTR-80 and all-terrain vehicles on chassis of KAMAZ", - stated in the message.

Clarifies that motorized infantry, artillery, tankers, and units of engineer troops, radiological, chemical and biological protection of the Russian military base on alert popped up in the areas of formation of the columns, where they will make marches to landfills.

"Activities are carried out at strict observance of measures of sanitary, epidemiological and ecological safety", - noted in press service.

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.