Russian servicemen train with Chinese military in SCO drills

Russia’s contingent is represented by Central Military District forces, in particular, mountain infantry and special operation units, snipers and crews of mortars and anti-tank missile systems.

Russia’s contingent is represented by Central Military District forces, in particular, mountain infantry and special operation units, snipers and crews of mortars and anti-tank missile systems.

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Maneuvers involve troops from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Russia

Russian troops are learning to operate Chinese Armed Forces weapons during an exercise involving Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member-states and taking place near Korla in Xinjiang in China, Aide to the Russian Central Military District Troops Commander Colonel Yaroslav Roshchupkin said.

"Russian units will hold a live-firing exercise at a mountainous training range, using the 5.45mm Type 95 assault rifle, the 7.62mm CS/LR4 sniper rifle, the 82mm RR87 mortar and the 120mm PF-98 anti-tank rocket launcher," Roshchupkin said.

"Russian mountain infantry units have received 3,500 small-arms munitions, 25 mortar bombs and 15 rockets from China to accomplish firing tasks," he added.

According to him, instructors of the training center of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army have briefed the SCO contingents on the scenario, safety standards and the mountainous training area.

The maneuvers involve servicemen from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Russia.

Russia’s contingent is represented by Central Military District forces, in particular, mountain infantry and special operation units, snipers and crews of mortars and anti-tank missile systems.

Source: TASS

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