More than 1,000 Russian military personnel have begun tactical exercises at the Alagyaz Training Complex in Armenia, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Southern Military District’s press service said Tuesday, Sputnik reports.
“More than 1,000 military servicemen and around 300 pieces of hardware, including tanks and self-propelled artillery units, are involved in the exercises,” the press service said.
Earlier this month, Russian MiG-29 (Fulcrum) jet fighter pilots carried out military exercises from a Russian base in Armenia.
In March, more than 2,000 Russian military personnel from air defense units have begun exercises in the country’s south, as well as at Russian military bases in Armenia, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia.
The Russian Defense Ministry has announced plans to conduct at least 4,000 military exercises this year.