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Russia stages helicopter exercises near Ukraine border

18th March 2014 - 12:31 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in Saint Petersburg


The Russian army started a new round of military exercises close to the border with Ukraine on 17 March.

Held at a training center in Yeisk, a port and a resort town in Krasnodar Krai, the exercises are aimed at training air defence forces and military helicopter units, and are expected to last until 24 March.

The exercises will include training to defend against low-flying targets and electronic jamming as well as dealing with attacks from unmanned aircraft.

While the exercises are off-limits to the public, military sources told Shephard that the trained scenarios will be as close to a

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Eugene Gerden


Eugene Gerden

Eugene Gerden is a Shephard correspondent based in St Petersburg.

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