Defense beginning intensive training units for operations outside the country
Navy Commander Vladimir Shamanov on orders ready to send commandos to address peacekeeping challenges.
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The Ministry of Defence in the number of tasks, has recently put the generals by President Vladimir Putin, a new plan for use of the armed forces outside Russia. One of the countries where there may be actions of Russian troops abroad – Syria.Details of the plan worked out with the joint headquarters of the Organization of Collective Security Treaty, as well as regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This is “NG” on condition of anonymity, said a source in the military.
An indirect confirmation of this information are also words of Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Nikolai Bordyuzha. He said the possibility of participation of the CSTO peacekeeping force in resolving the crisis in Syria. On the intensive training of Russian troops to do likewise show a special training program for the airborne troops, GRU and light compounds Army and Marine Corps of the Navy.
A source in the Defense Ministry said on condition of anonymity, “NG”, that the participation of Russian troops outside the country, including in Syria, we need a political solution to the Russian leadership and the relevant resolutions of the United Nations. However, Russian troops were already training work out peacekeeping tasks as a part of a feasible multinational force, as well as their own. At the same time practiced the specific tactical issues – technical equipment areas, checkpoints and observation posts, the use of weapons, training and firing, etc.
Notes that the effort involved in operations in the Middle East is fraught with active combat. This fact confirms the statement Bordyuzha as saying: “In Syria, the same seems to be needed to carry out an operation to enforce peace first of all fighters.That is, those who are trying to solve political problems by force of arms, not in the Constitution of the State. ” However, according to the Secretary General of Collective Security Treaty Organization, the initiative was “bright for politicians, but not for those who are in the peacekeeping force will fall into a hell.” “There is in fact, seems to have carried out combat with heavy weapons on both sides” – concludes Bordyuzha.
Desatniki Pskov Airborne Division took part in peacekeeping operations, and local military conflicts.
Such scenarios are, apparently, were studied during the outbreak last Monday inspections Pskov 76th air assault division (DSHD) Navy. The inspection will take place under the direction of the chief military inspector general-lieutenant, Gennady Borisov. As a representative of the Defense Ministry told reporters on the Navy, Colonel Alexander Kucherenko, such a check in the compounds of the Airborne troops for the first time. It will last about three weeks at military ranges, “Struga Red” and “Zavelich’e.” It is necessary to determine the “state of combat readiness and combat training, staffing division, level of training and field training of personnel”, – said Kucherenko. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense official reports do not say that the 76th DSHD began preparations for military action in Syria.
It should be noted that the Pskov Airborne Division – one of the most combat-ready connections in the Armed Forces. Its officers, NCOs and men participated in the peacekeeping operation in Kosovo (1999-2001), the fighting in Chechnya (1994-1996, 1999-2007) and the war with Georgia (August 2008). In 2004 she was the first in the Russian army was fully contracted.
In addition to the 76 th DSHD are intensively trained to act outside the country conducts the 15th combined arms brigade in Samara. How to tell “NG” in the headquarters of the Central Military District, in addition to all traditional infantry tactics, fire and engineering training peacekeepers from June 1, 2012 began an extended study of international humanitarian law and intensive language practice. In addition, Samara will learn the rules of military duty at roadblocks and checkpoints, as well as practice in patrolling the so-called separation of bands. They tend to create the borders of the conflicting parties.
According to sources from the Southern Military District, for combat operations outside the Russian Federation prepared and special units, staffed by the Chechens, who had previously served in the GRU spetsbatalonah “West” and “East”. Recall, on the initiative of then-Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov Chechen soldiers in 2006-2007, has successfully carried out peacekeeping missions in Lebanon. They distinguished themselves in the brief war to repel the Georgian aggression against South Ossetia in August 2008.
Possible actions in Syria have already been trained special forces from the separate brigade of marines Black Sea Fleet. As you know, they were present at the patrol ship “Smetliviy”, which in May 2012 with a business calling visited the Syrian port of Tartus, where the lease sites are Russian Navy.