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A thematic conference call with the participation of Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu was held today at the National Center for Defense Management.

At the beginning of his opening remarks, the head of the military department recalled that on December 1, a new academic year began in the troops.

“In the course of preparation for it,” Sergei Shoigu said, “about one thousand two hundred training camps and one thousand seven hundred instructor-methodological sessions were held. More than two and a half thousand objects of the educational material base have been prepared. About 30 thousand units of polygon equipment were serviced. Armament, military and special equipment have been switched to winter operation, the necessary material and technical reserves have been created. “

He further stated that the intensity of combat training will continue in 2021. More than four thousand eight hundred exercises and practical events are planned. At the same time, the main attention will be focused on the preparation of command and control bodies for the leadership of subordinate military units and subunits; improvement of methods of fire destruction and interspecies interaction; increasing tactical maneuverability and mobility of formations and military units; development of new methods of troop actions, taking into account the experience of local wars and armed conflicts; performance by personnel of the established individual indicators.

In addition, according to the minister, preparations will continue for the International Army Games, including for two new competitions – “Tactical Shooter” in army tactical shooting and “Meridian” for military topographers. Within the framework of the All-Army Competitions, a competition will be held to deploy a field hospital.

Further, Sergei Shoigu said that the training period will end with a set of special exercises. The most important event for practicing practical actions of troops (forces) will be the Russian-Belarusian strategic exercise Zapad-2021, planned for September, aimed at further strengthening the military security of the Union State.

The Minister of Defense noted that strict implementation of the training plans will allow maintaining a high level of combat capability of the troops and adequately reacting to possible exacerbations of the military-political situation.

He stressed that in order to avoid the spread of coronavirus infection, all events will be held in compliance with sanitary and epidemiological standards.

Further, the head of the defense department put three issues on the agenda of the meeting.

The first concerned the implementation of the Sozvezdie-2015 development work in the interests of the Ministry of Defense. “Within the framework of this ROC,” the minister said, “a promising automated tactical control system is being created. In terms of its capabilities, it will in no way be inferior to foreign counterparts, and in a number of characteristics it will even surpass them. The use of this system will improve the command and control of troops and increase their combat effectiveness. ” And he proposed to discuss the manufacture of a prototype of the product, as well as the beginning of its preliminary and state tests.

Further, Sergei Shoigu proposed to take stock of the work of the Aerospace Forces, the Navy and the Engineering Troops to free arsenals, bases and warehouses from unusable property. In accordance with the plans, in May 2021, it is necessary to complete the write-off, disposal and sale of unusable property that has accumulated at storage facilities as of September of this year. “At the meeting we will consider what has already been done,” the minister said.

At the end of the thematic part, he proposed to assess the state of accidents in road transport in the Armed Forces. “This year, the military police have escorted more than 18 thousand military convoys,” said the head of the defense department. – We carried out large-scale control and preventive measures on road safety, including with pupils of pre-university educational organizations. As a result, the number of accidents involving official vehicles decreased by 21%, personal vehicles of military personnel – by 12%. The number of servicemen killed in road accidents has decreased by 25% ”.

“Despite the positive dynamics,” continued Sergei Shoigu, “prevention of road traffic accidents remains one of our priority tasks. Today we will discuss how to improve this work. “

He further focused on the vaccination of the personnel of the Armed Forces against the new coronavirus infection. “I gave instructions to intensify and accelerate this work,” the minister said. – Currently, more than one and a half thousand servicemen are vaccinated daily. In order to increase the number of vaccinated people up to five thousand people a day, on the basis of military medical organizations and units, he instructed to create vaccination rooms and form the required number of special teams for vaccination. “

Then Sergei Shoigu said a few words about the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. “The introduction of Russian peacekeepers into the conflict zone made it possible to normalize the situation in the region,” he said. – The terms of the signed tripartite ceasefire declaration are being respected. With the assistance of the peacekeepers, the bodies of the dead continue to be exchanged between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The return of more than 13 thousand refugees has been ensured. As of this morning – 30673 people. “

In addition, Russian servicemen are clearing the area and public roads from explosive objects. 50 hectares of territory and over 17.5 kilometers of roadway have been cleared. More than one thousand explosive objects have been neutralized. The Lachin corridor and sections of the road to Stepanakert with a length of 28 km have been cleared. The movement of civil vehicles has been restored along it. Three and a half thousand cars were escorted. The deployment of a medical unit of the Eastern Military District, equipped with modern equipment and operating units, has been completed. Its specialists began to provide medical assistance to the personnel and the local population. Interaction has been established with the leadership of Nagorno-Karabakh, representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

At the end of his speech, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu noted that our servicemen act professionally and do everything to keep peace in the region.

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