It was reported by the Russian information-analytical agency RIA Novosti with reference to the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Dmitry Bulgakov. According to him, the purpose of these exercises is to work on all the issues related to the organizational structure of the organizations, units and formations of the logistics system. The number of military men involved in the training is more than 3.5 thousand people. They have more than two thousand units of equipment at their disposal.
The large-scale exercises started on August 2 and are held in Buryatia in the zone of responsibility of the 36th Army. According to the Deputy Minister, they also involve air, naval and combined arms.
Bulgakov noted that during the exercises of the Russian army a combat aircraft would board on the route in Primorye for the first time. After integrated servicing and refueling, it will take off to perform the tasks of the military exercises plan. The final day of the exercises is September 5. Then the issues related to logistics of vessels and ships will be worked out. The final stage of the exercises will take place near Vladivostok in Peter the Great Gulf.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian army held the large-scale military exercises to counter weapons of mass destruction. These exercises were held in different parts of the country and involved several hundred units of equipment and thousands of military men. The exercises involved all the departments of chemical, radiological and biological defense of the missile troops.