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YEKATERINBURG, November 28. /TASS/. Divisions of the Fusiliers and the special forces of the defense Ministry arrived in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region of China to participate in joint exercises in the framework of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO). About it today journalists were reported by the assistant commander of the Central military district (CVO) Colonel Jaroslav Roshupkin.
“Russian soldiers arrived in China to participate in joint training, which will begin today at a military base located in the territory of Xinjiang military district in the vicinity of city Korla. Maneuvers are in accordance with the regulation on conducting joint military exercises of member States of the SCO,” said Roshchupkin.
According to the assistant to the commander, in the exercise involved units of the armed forces of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Russia. “During training with live fire soldiers of the four countries will practice joint actions in mountainous and hilly terrain. The Russian troops represent the troops of the Central military district: infantry units, special forces, snipers, mortars and antitank guided missiles”, – he added.
The exercises will last until 4 December.
Member States of the SCO are Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, has initiated the procedure of admission to the Alliance of India and Pakistan. Only “family SCO”, observer States and dialogue partners, is composed of 18 countries. The headquarters of the SCO is in Beijing.