Logistics units start antiterrorism drills in Far East

An Eastern Military District supply and logistics brigade stationed in the Amur region is conducting an antiterrorism drill, district spokesman Col. Alexander Gordeyev told Interfax-AVN on Thursday.

An Eastern Military District supply and logistics brigade stationed in the Amur region is conducting an antiterrorism drill, district spokesman Col. Alexander Gordeyev told Interfax-AVN on Thursday.

"About 600 servicemen of the supply and logistic formation and more than 300 motor vehicles and special-purpose hardware pieces are involved in the training," he said.

The detection, blocking and destruction of simulated terrorist groups will be trained at the Zavitinsky range in the Amur region on March 13-14.

The tactical exercises supervised by Eastern Military District deputy commander for supply and logistics Maj. Gen. Anatoly Lbov are part of the command-and-staff drill, which started on Wednesday to imitate the cleanup of aftereffects of a terrorist attack on the Bureya hydropower plant and the deterrence of operations of terrorist groups, Gordeyev said.

Servicemen of the supply and logistics units will set up repair workshops, fueling stations and a bakery on the routes used by other military units and simultaneously deter attacks of saboteurs.

The drill will test the capacity of brand new repair instruments and military hardware. The brigade has recently procured repair workshop equipment and tanker trucks, and its automobile battalions have been supplied with KamAZ Mustang and Saigak trucks.

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