Large-scale exercises of troops logistics support, which these days pass in the South of Russia, reached the Crimea. From Novorossiysk on the Peninsula were deployed people and equipment. Suddenly these workouts I decided to inspect the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
photo: Alexander Stepanov
One of the episodes of the exercise in the port of Novorossiysk was the testing of loading ammunition on a seagoing minesweeper and a submarine. Suddenly in the stands that were set for officers and generals who started the excitement. As it turned out, the exercises suddenly decided to visit the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu. After hearing the reports, he sat in the first row of the stands.
Shoigu carefully and, as it seemed, somewhat glumly watched as the soldiers worked out the problem of replenishment of fuel for vehicles, as firefighters fought the fire, “broke out” on one of the docked trawlers, and how goes the evacuation of the wounded. In addition to the “loading” episodes on exercises practiced counteraction diversionno-prospecting groups that are under water trying to mine the ships and the pier. A group of saboteurs were neutralized, and mine is that opposing force still had time to lay under the pier, was discovered and destroyed.
At the end of training Shoigu showed water “ballet”. RAID tugs, of which up beat powerful jets of water, started circling in the waters under the classical music. The spectacle left no one indifferent. Even the Minister of defense, who with each episode face brightened all the more at the end smiled.
— Well done, guys! Beautiful! he railed.
Then the teachings spread to the port “Kavkaz”, where units of the MTO worked with the transfer of vehicles and people in the Crimea. The ferry just a few minutes it was loaded with a dozen Trucks and as many armored personnel carriers. Within half an hour machinery and people were taken to the port of Kerch. Here the equipment was unloaded, and promptly loaded on railway platforms and sent to the location.
In Crimea, the line began to work out the challenges of providing troops that are stationed on the Peninsula. As said Deputy defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov, the exercises are for both sea and land polygons of the Crimea.
At sea, practiced questions the actions of the vessels of the auxiliary fleet of the black sea fleet, which provides the group of warships and submarines. It is the task of towing the ship in distress, fire-fighting on a combat ship; electromagnetic processing of underway ships, work on restoration of technical readiness of ships at sea.
“In particular, involved the court demagnetizing, floating repair shops, tankers of various class to refuel at sea and transports of weapons, ships delivering the missiles, torpedoes and mines, as well as other support vessels,” — said the Deputy Minister.
In parallel, on the ground of “Opuk” brigade MTO began training in the support of amphibious assault. “During the maneuvers practiced technical, the evacuation of equipment from the battlefield, transportation of a large number of military vehicles and equipment, metrological support, bulk fueling equipment and aircraft with the use of modern field warehouse of fuel SSP-600, which receives various types of fuel from the tanker, — said the Deputy Minister.