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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Shoigu was awarded the Crimean Marines


Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived in Crimea to hear the command of the southern military district and black sea fleet on the pace of construction of military infrastructure. This was reported to journalists on Thursday an official representative of the defense Ministry major-General Igor Konashenkov.

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The defense Minister presented the order of Zhukov 810-th separate brigade of Marines black sea fleet. The brigade traces its history to April 30, 1966. From September 1999 to July 2000 personnel participated in the fighting to restore constitutional order in the North Caucasus. Since 2006 members of the brigade on a permanent basis performed tasks for the protection of important objects of the black sea fleet. July 2015 and January 2016 battalion-size tactical group separate brigade of Marines performed a special task to ensure the action of Air and space forces in Syria.

When performing search and rescue procedures to rescue the crew of a plane shot down by Turkish air forces killed a soldier of the assault company of a sailor military service under the contract Alexander Pozynich. He was posthumously awarded the order of Courage.

Rewarding Marines, Sergei Shoigu said: “the Contributions of your famous connection to protect the country’s sovereignty and its borders is difficult to overestimate. The brigade successfully combat missions in the Indian ocean, the Adriatic, the Mediterranean, in the zone of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict in the North Caucasus. Defended the right of Crimeans to self-determination. …The staff of connection has always demonstrated high professionalism, went outside the box and dedication, often risking their own lives. The name of Alexander Mikhailovich Pozynich, heroically died in Syria, forever in the annals of the connection and the Armed forces of Russia. The country’s leadership appreciates the contribution of the 810th brigade in the defense and hopes that you will continue faithfully to serve the Fatherland”.

Also, as explained Konashenkov, in the framework of the working visit the Minister of defence visited the military sanatorium in Saki, which was adopted on the balance of the military Department in 2014. Here the Minister got acquainted with the possibilities of medical institutions for servicing military personnel, their families and veterans of the armed forces.

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