Rocket Artillery Drills in Crimea, Abkhazia, South Ossetia
Over 8,000 Russian army artillery personnel began exercises in Crimea, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Armenia as well as other areas on Thursday, the Southern Military District's press service announced.
The artillery exercises will be conducted against both individual and group targets. Both the newest 2S34 Hosta self-propelled guns and 9K51M Tornado-G multiple rocket launcher systems will be used in the exercises.
In addition, commanders of rocket forces in the Central Military District began a five-day training course in Russia's Sverdlovsk region on Thursday. Commanders will be trained on the use of Iskander and Tochka systems, among others.