Russian forces in Transdniestria train countering of hostile airstrikes, toxic agent attacks
MOSCOW. March 9 (Interfax) - Servicemen of the Russian operative group of forces stationed in the Transdniestrian region of Moldova have trained deterrence of airstrikes and toxic agent attacks of a mock enemy, the Western Military District's press service said on Wednesday.
"APCs [armored personnel carriers] trained on a five-kilometer course with such obstacles as steering, a hill, a dimensional corridor on a slope, a ditch with a passage and a ditch with a track bridge. At certain stages of the course, the mission was complicated with simulated use of toxic agents and airstrike of a mock enemy," the press service said.
According to the district press service, the training was part of the Suvorov Attack contest.
"The contest winners will be representing the Russian operative group of forces stationed in the Transdniestrian region of Moldova in competitions of defense and law enforcement agencies of the region," it said.