YEREVAN — More than 1,500 Armenian and Russian soldiers simulated combat operations during joint military exercises in Armenia that ended on Wednesday.

The nine-day exercises held at the Bagramian training ground 50 kilometers west of Yerevan involved troops as well as hundreds of tanks, armored vehicles and artillery systems making up a joint Russian-Armenian military force. Warplanes and helicopter gunships also took part in them.

Under the official scenario of the war games, the participating troops repelled an imaginary enemy that invaded Armenia.

The final session of the drills was watched by Armenia’s Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan and a senior official from Russia’s Southern Military District, Major General Ramil Gilyazov. Gilyazov praised them, saying that the Russian-Armenian United Grouping of Troops successfully used new methods of combat training.

The joint unit originally set up in 2000 consists of soldiers from the Armenian army’s Fifth Corps and the Russian military base in Armenia. Moscow and Yerevan signed in November 2016 an agreement designed to upgrade its mission and ascertain its command-and-control structure.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Medieval Armenian Capital of Ani Included in UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Sites

ISTANBUL (Armenpress) — Medieval Armenian capital city of Ani has been included…

Screening in London of “The Other Side of Home”

LONDON — Organized by the Armenian Community Council of the United Kingdom…

EBRD Investments In Armenia Hit Record High

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said…

Intense Particle Showers from Thunderclouds Observed on Mt. Aragats

Mt. Aragats, Armenia — The Yerevan Physics Institute’s Cosmic Ray Division (CRD)…