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    Russian Ground Forces: News #2


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    Re: Russian Ground Forces: News #2

    Post  George1 on Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:28 am

    Russia beefs up western border with 70 new military units

    More than 350 surprise checks have been held in the Western Military District since 2016

    MOSCOW, July 24. /TASS/. Over 70 military units and formations have been set up in Russia’s Western Military District since 2016 and the troops have received about 5,000 new and upgraded weapon systems, Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday.

    "The situation developing in the western strategic direction requires us to constantly improve the troops’ combat structure and the system of their stationing. For these purposes, over 70 large units and military formations have been set up, including two divisions and three brigades," Shoigu told the Defense Ministry’s board meeting.

    "About 5,000 new and modernized weapon systems have been delivered to the troops, which has helped to increase their provision with modern armament from 39% to 54%," the defense minister said.

    The necessary infrastructure is being created to accommodate troops and more than 350 facilities are expected to be put into operation until the end of the year, he noted.

    More than 350 surprise checks have been held in the Western Military District since 2016, which have shown "the qualitative growth of the troops’ preparedness level and confirmed their readiness for accomplishing assigned missions," the defense minister stressed.


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    Re: Russian Ground Forces: News #2

    Post  franco on Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:25 am

    One person was killed and three were wounded on the night of August 27 after a conflict between servicemen and local residents in a cafe at Petrovsky Zavod Zabaikalsky Krai station, the head of Petrovsk-Zabaikalsky, Alexander Taranov, told the correspondent on August 27.
    "A military train arrived, and the soldiers ran to the cafe near the station. And there the local guys celebrated their birthday. It turned out a quarrel, two soldiers were cut, they ran back, jumped into the hospital wagon. Local behind them, and there is a sentry. Up shot, but they did not believe, apparently, that they would shoot, and jerked farther to the car. A sentinel is one corpse, one wounded, "said Taranov.
    The head of the city specified that the murdered citizen was connected with the convicted persons. After the incident, the echelon with the military moved on.

    Those who attacked the military train at the Petrovsky Zavod railway station in Transbaikalia had connections with the criminal world, Interfax was told in the Petrovsk-Zabaikalsky district uniform dispatch service (EDDS).
    "Zhdanchik, who was killed by the nickname of 1989, was an" inspector "(coordinator of criminal groups - IF) in the district, he celebrated his birthday with his friends at the cafe near the station.The company had a conflict with the military, who went into the store, break through to the echelon, because of what the sentry opened fire, "- said the agency interlocutor.
    According to him, as a result of the incident, the birthday boy was killed, another person was wounded.

    I hope the watchman did everything according to the rules, and everything will be fine with him.

    UPD. The main military investigation department reports :

    It was preliminary established that the personnel and military equipment of military unit 28331 in the military echelon followed the training ground "Tsugol" to participate in the exercise. About 22 hours the train stopped at Petrovsky Plant Petrovsk-Zabaikalsky District, Transbaikal Region. In accordance with the requirements of the charter, a guard is set up to guard the military echelon.
    At about 1 o'clock in the morning about 10 people approached the military echelon and began throwing watchmen with stones. Despite the fact that the servicemen in voice and warning shots told the attackers that if they continue to advance to the protected facility they will be forced to open fire, the unknowns continue their unlawful actions.
    As a result of the use of weapons, one of the attackers was injured, from which he died. It is established that the deceased, previously convicted, was in a state of intoxication.

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    Re: Russian Ground Forces: News #2

    Post  GarryB on Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:41 am

    Story I read was that the son of the local crime boss was celebrating his 29th birthday and decided to go and inspect the new loot train entering his territory... he didn't follow instructions from the guard and go shot...

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