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Russian military practicing the fight against illegal armed groups in Tajikistan

Assistant commander of the Central Military District, Colonel Yaroslav Roshchupkin announced the transfer of a link of Mi-24 attack helicopters, Mi-8 transport-combat helicopters and Forpost drones to the territory of Tajikistan, where the forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization are being checked.

Russian military practicing the fight against illegal armed groups in Tajikistan

“During training and combat operations to combat illegal armed formations (IAF) in mountainous and mountainous terrain aviation will provide reconnaissance and search, the landing of tactical airborne assault forces, covering the columns on the march, deploying troops in battle formations and advancing to the lines. The main goal of the training is to develop common approaches to countering illegal armed groups, working out joint tactical actions, organizing a communication and control system, "RIA quoted him as saying. "News".

In addition, a subdivision of the Ivanovo airborne forces unit arrived in Tajikistan to work out the coordination of actions of electronic warfare units, protection of communications and communications in the Shaartuz district of the Khatlon region.

"The military contingents took part in the command and staff training to plan a special training operation to counter illegal armed formations in mountainous conditions in accordance with the tasks and conditions of the training environment," the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said.

In addition, some of the Russian servicemen are preparing for parachuting in the mountainous desert region.

“For the units of the Russian Airborne Forces operating as part of the CSTO CRRF, this will be the first mass landing using the Arbalet special-purpose parachute systems in this difficult mountainous region. The landing of the parachute assault forces of the Russian contingent will be carried out on an unfamiliar landing site, ”the press service noted.
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  1. Federal
    Federal 19 May 2015 06: 06
    Most likely, everything is much more serious than just exercises.
    The war in Afghanistan goes to the borders with Tajikistan
    Nikolay BOBKIN | 19.05.2015/00/00 | XNUMX:XNUMX
    ... Troops were quickly deployed to Tajikistan on May 13-15 in connection with the aggravation of the situation on the Tajik-Afghan border, where for a week the sounds of firing of the Afghan security forces fighting against the Taliban militants have been heard on the adjacent territory. In Kabul, they say that 12 troops are participating in this operation. The Afghan civil war has come close to the borders of Tajikistan, hostilities are being conducted in the Imam Sahib district, where the Taliban units have established themselves on the islands of the border river Pyanj ...
  2. Alex_Rarog
    Alex_Rarog 19 May 2015 06: 08
    It's hard to learn, it's easier to fight!
  3. Barakuda
    Barakuda 19 May 2015 06: 18
    Nice photo! Good angle! good
    1. ssn18
      ssn18 19 May 2015 06: 24
      In the photo Mi-28. The front landing gear is missing. Mi-35 looks like this.
      w = 1 & hl = ru & tbm = isch & tbo = u & source = univ & sa = X & ei = V6xaVeCtFMraU9_ZgdAO & ved = 0CBwQsAQ & b
      iw = 1152 & bih = 749
      1. Cheshire
        Cheshire 19 May 2015 07: 08
        The article is actually talking about the Mi-24. wink
        1. Lenivets
          Lenivets 19 May 2015 08: 47
          The article may also be about MI-24 (MI-35 is a slightly modernized MI-24), and in the photo MI-28. wink
  4. Humpty
    Humpty 19 May 2015 06: 20
    In recent years, China has also become particularly interested in the tranquility in Tajikistan for a number of reasons. This was not very noticeable even 12-15 years ago. Judging by the scale of activity (and it is impressive) along the entire border line with Tajikistan, in the event of a serious turmoil, China may not be left on the sidelines, of course, not only for reasons of altruism.
  5. SibRUS
    SibRUS 19 May 2015 06: 21
    Why is there a Mi-28 in the photo? There is even a video.
  6. Vityok
    Vityok 19 May 2015 06: 26
    Teaching is light, not teaching is darkness! Hard to learn - easy to fight!
  7. Aleksandr72
    Aleksandr72 19 May 2015 06: 26
    Whatever one may say, Central Asia and neighboring countries have always been in the sphere of interests of Russia (no matter how this country was called - the Russian Empire, the USSR, or as it is now the Russian Federation). The presence of Russian troops in Tajikistan, especially highly mobile and prepared for action in mountainous terrain, is a good argument for Islamic radicals and just bandits (there are a lot of them there, of all different kinds), as well as their puppeteers from the USA and NATO, which restrains their aggressive aspirations in relation to both Tajikistan and other Central Asian states in the post-Soviet space. Moreover, this assistance is very important for the pro-Russian-minded government and the common people of Tajikistan. In spite of everything, Tajikistan sent its military contingent to participate in the Victory Parade on Red Square, thereby openly declared its position in relation to Russia. For this country, which is in a difficult economic situation and has not the most friendly neighbors, this is a non-trivial step. And this move by Russia - sending a military contingent for exercises - is a retaliatory step to help its ally in the CSTO. And it will become quieter on the Tajik-Afghan border.
    I have the honor.
  8. Barakuda
    Barakuda 19 May 2015 06: 33
    Eh! I would have returned 20, but with brains under forty. smile
    1. Dr. Livesey
      Dr. Livesey 19 May 2015 08: 18
      Yeah. "To return 10 years ago, to return the purest look and tender words, a transparent trickle. I would have done a lot wrong, I would have built my life differently, but time beats tick-tock, tick-tock, for failures and successes. .. "Sergei Ivanov (" Sailor ") hi
  9. ssn18
    ssn18 19 May 2015 06: 34
    While the Russian Federation does not have a normal border with Tajikistan, the construction of which will result in considerable funds, they are forced to use the Tajik-Afghan border that has existed since the times of the USSR. And how else to prevent the penetration of drugs and terrorists into the territory of Russia.
    1. Barakuda
      Barakuda 19 May 2015 06: 47
      Maybe I'm bloodthirsty, and I'm wrong. To simply give the command "shoot to kill" at all, obviously there will be fewer people willing literally in a month.
    2. Nagaibak
      Nagaibak 19 May 2015 07: 14
      ssn18 "While the Russian Federation does not have a normal border with Tajikistan, the construction of which will result in considerable funds."
      It would be interesting to look at the construction of this border.))) How would it go.))) And what for do we need geography?))) And if it's not about geography ...
      That you are a bold statement mumbled.))) That is, you propose to join Russia to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan? Well, what would a common border appear.))) Are you serious?)))
    3. Aleksandr72
      Aleksandr72 19 May 2015 07: 38
      Sorry. Maybe you meant something different when you talked about the common border between Russia and Tajikistan. So, these countries do not have common geographic boundaries - neither land nor sea, because Tajikistan has no access to the sea. Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan are located between Russia and Tajikistan. Tajikistan also has a common border with China and Afghanistan. The only way for Russia to cut off drug trafficking channels and the movement of terrorists from Afghanistan is to strengthen the Tajik-Afghan border, which has never been completely calm. In those days, when there was a limited contingent of Soviet troops in Afghanistan (aka the 40th Army), Soviet border guards had to guard the border from both sides - a special motor-maneuverable PV group of the KGB of the USSR was operating in Afghanistan. I speak about this with confidence, as a former border guard. Yes, I do not see any practical reason to strengthen the borders between the allies of the CSTO and the EAU. On the contrary, it is necessary to strengthen economic, political and military ties. And the borders of these states with neighboring countries, which are not always and not friendly in everything, should be strengthened. And in strengthening and protecting the borders of Russia - the richest experience, which probably no other country in the world has. It is not for nothing that at one time known to everyone abroad, they talked about the "Iron Curtain", and they said to us simply - "The border is locked," but the key was in the pocket of the border guards.
      I have the honor.
      1. Humpty
        Humpty 19 May 2015 08: 01
        Quote: Aleksandr72
        The only way for Russia to cut off drug trafficking channels and the movement of terrorists from Afghanistan is to strengthen the Tajik-Afghan border.

        Think apolitically, Comrade Lieutenant Colonel. Think across the border of which state to Russia most of the Afghan heroin comes, perhaps, without the connections of the authorities and criminal gangs along the entire transit route, not just a short Tajik section? Or as if in the SA their own poppy is somehow worse than the Afghan one. True, it is not grown in Afghan volumes, but all the same. The opium black market flourished even under Stalin.
        Until the mid-70s, hemp derivatives were freely sold in bazaars along with nasam and makhorka. Opium of its own, home-grown in the SA has always been and there are at least heaps, only at the same time very few people used to sit on the needle.
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