Military Exercises of Russia and Tajikistan Ended near Dushanbe
Earlier it was reported that on March 19, joint tactical exercises of units of the 201st Russian military base and the army of Tajikistan started. According to the plan of maneuvers, the servicemen of the two countries worked out the issues of interaction on a single tactical situation, the reflection of the offensive of the conditional enemy, its blocking and destruction.
"At the final stage of the exercise with the support of multiple launch rocket systems" Grad "and self - propelled artillery 2S1" Carnation" the soldiers of Russia and Tajikistan pursued and destroyed groups of departing terrorists in the highlands, which according to the legend of the maneuvers illegally crossed the border, " - said in a statement.
In total, about 700 Russian servicemen and 150 of their colleagues from Tajikistan took part in the exercises, as well as more than 150 units of weapons and military equipment, including the Grad MLRS, the BTR-82A and the Ural high-terrain vehicles.
The 201st military base stationed in Tajikistan is Russia's largest military facility outside of its borders. It is located in two cities - Dushanbe and Bokhtar. According to the agreement signed in October 2012, the connection will be in Tajikistan until 2042.