Russia’s airborne troops alerted within post-Soviet security bloc drill

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Russia’s Ulyanovsk 31st separate air assault (peacekeeping) brigade and the Ivanovo 98th airborne division have been alerted within the framework of an inspection of combat readiness of contingents of the Collective Rapid Reaction Force of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Russia’s Defence Ministry told TASS on Tuesday.

“The airborne force units are currently preparing the combat equipment, getting weapons and all-weather outfits,” a ministry official said.

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