Russian Army Begins Antiterrorist Military Drills in Tajikistan
More than 1,000 servicemen from Russia’s 201st military base situated in Tajikistan are participating in tactical war games with fire drills which began on Monday. This information was furnished by Colonel Yaroslav Roshchupkin, a spokesman for the Central Military District.
“Motor rifle, tank, reconnaissance, artillery units and more than 300 pieces of military hardware are involved in the military exercises,” the spokesman for the Central Military District informed.
The maneuvers will be aimed at practicing combat operations in mountainous terrain, as well actions for detecting, blocking and neutralizing imaginary terrorist and subversive groups.
The 201st base is the largest Russian military inland facility outside the country. The military base comprises over 6,000 servicemen. According to the treaty signed in October 2012, the 201st military base will be deployed in Tajikistan at least until 2042.