MoD of Russia Reports for January 16th to 18th, 2023…

18.01.2023 (15:30) NBC Protection professionals practise blocking focus of simulated contamination in Altai The personnel reconnoitered the conditionally contaminated area, localised its limits, and identified the type of chemicals.
18.01.2023 (14:00) Pacific Fleet’s Marines attend shooting training in Primorye based on experience of special military operation Personnel practise operating Kalashnikov assault rifles, and RPG-7 shoulder-fired grande launchers.
18.01.2023 (13:00) Russian Aerospace Forces’ Su-35S fighter crews conduct air patrol, support bomber and ground-attack airplanes within special military operation Within one of the sorties, an AFU airplane was timely detected and destroyed.
18.01.2023 (12:00) CMD Buk air defence missile system crews destroy over 60 AFU targets within special military operation The personnel are tasked to detect, track, and destroy hostile aircraft and airpower, protecting Russian Armed Forces’ positions.
18.01.2023 (08:15) Armoured vehicle operators practise extreme driving BMP-2 within training in Buryatia The training had involved around 120 personnel, and over 30 pieces of armament, military and special hardware of EMD tank formation.
18.01.2023 (06:30) WMD 82mm automatic mortar crews continue launching fire strikes within special military operation The crews are also manned by personnel conscripted within the partial mobilisation, and volunteers.
18.01.2023 (05:45) SMD T-72 tank crews neutralise AFU positions on right bank of Dnepr Fire adjustment and damage control were performed by UAVs.
17.01.2023 (17:00) Two Tu-160 strategic bombers conduct scheduled flight over neutral waters of Arctic Ocean lasting All the flights of Russian Aerospace Forces’ aircraft are conducted in strict compliance with the international rules of using air space.
17.01.2023 (16:30) Separate missile brigade of WMD performs electronic launches of Iskander-M missile defence system In addition, the servicemen practised camouflaging of missile systems, performed standards for the deployment of operational-tactical complexes, and established stable communication.
17.01.2023 (13:45) Tactical training with mobilised servicemen of EMD takes place in Transbaikalia The focus was on the organisation of cooperation on the battlefield and the firing skills using various weapons.
17.01.2023 (12:30) Russian Defence Minister chairs session on building up Russian Armed Forces Large-scale changes of the Armed Forces’ structure, increase in their strength, amendment of military administrative structure of the Russian Federation to be introduced in 2023¬2026 will require all the deputy defence ministers, branch commanders-in-chief, commanders of military districts, the Northern Fleet, and arms to take relevant appropriate decisions.
17.01.2023 (08:15) Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu inspects headquarters of the ‘Vostok’ Group within his work in special military operation area The Minister of Defence of Russia placed the main emphasis on organising comprehensive provision to the forces involved in the special military operation, installing fortifications, and creating conditions for safe accommodation of personnel in field environment, as well as the work of medical and logistic units.
17.01.2023 (05:00) In territories liberated within special military operation in Zaporozhye region, the restoration of civilian infrastructure continues Repair work is carried out as part of the global reconstruction of water networks in Melitopol district of the region.
16.01.2023 (19:30) Bologovsky missile formation deploys Yars rocket launchers on combat patrol routes Strategic Missile Forces are performing tasks and missions, including intensive manoeuvring on combat patrol routes.
16.01.2023 (19:10) Russian airspace control facilities detect air target approaching over Baltic Sea to State border of Russia The trespass on the State border has been prevented.
16.01.2023 (18:00) Scouts from Russian military base in Tajikistan hone their abilities in severe combat vehicle driving. During the practical training sessions, drivers practise manoeuvring at speed by travelling as part of a convoy at maximum and minimum speeds.
16.01.2023 (15:30) CMD signal units practise deploying covert force control system in Siberia Personnel used modern equipment within the training: R-160-0,5 signal station, and P-240I-4 Pereselenets digital system.
16.01.2023 (14:30) Mobilised personnel train to eliminate simulated armour at the training ground of the Baltic Fleet During the practical phase of the exercise, the grenade launchers practised reconnaissance, identifying target types and distances to them, and destroying armoured vehicles and enemy personnel at maximum ranges.
16.01.2023 (11:30) Large landing ship Nikolay Vilkov (Pacific Fleet) conducts a landing on the coast during an exercise During the exercise, the Marines trained to seize and retain the coastal area until the arrival of the simulated airborne assault.
16.01.2023 (07:30) S-400 Triumf SAM systems conduct air defence training in Primorsky Krai As part of a comprehensive exercise, the S-400 Triumph SAMs trained to search, detect, and escort enemy aircraft at all altitudes.
16.01.2023 (05:05) Tank crews of Southern MD perform firing missions to eliminate AFU objects and positions within the special military operation Tankmen of the Southern Military District inflicted a fire damage on concentrations of manpower and military hardware of the enemy disrupting the plan of the Ukrainian troops to advance on the positions of the Russian Armed Forces.

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