Russia sends 700 tanks and armored vehicles to Georgian border Publication time: 16 July 2008, 17:21 The command of the Russian invaders reported that gangs of "commandos" stationed in Pskov, Russia have now been dispatched to the Georgian border as part of the so-called "military training exercises".
At the same time assistant of the ringleader of the Russian gang called "Land Troops of the Russian Federation", some "colonel" Igor Konashenkov especially stressed that "the deployment of the units of the Pskov Division is not being done in this particular region of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict".
"Transfer of commandos is carried out by IL-76 aircraft of military transportation fleet of Russia's Air Force along the Pskov-Mozdok airlift. A total of five IL-76 are involved. At the present time two aircraft with personnel, conventional armaments and equipment are already up in the air. After landing in Mozdok the commandos will conduct a multi-kilometer march in their military vehicles to the area of the exercises in the mountainous terrain located at the altitude of about 2,500 meters," Konashenkov said.
He also said that in Volgograd (Central Russia) members of another gang called "Landing Assault Regiment of 20th Motorized Infantry Division" are now being loaded into a military train along with weaponry and military hardware.
"The train will deliver the servicemen to Krasnodar Region, from where they will start heading for the area of the maneuvers in their vehicles," as the deputy ringleader mentioned.
Russian media reported that according to the "legend of the training exercises", Russia's enemies "are trying to set up a number of bases and camps on the territories of the mountain regions of the North Caucasus to train sabotage groups in order to destabilize the situation in Southern Russia". The enemies are also "attempting to break through the State Border of the Russian Federation".
The main objective of the maneuvers is "to assess the military command's capability of joint cooperation in the conditions of a terrorist threat in Southern Russia. Issues of solving the peacekeeping problems in the zones of armed conflicts will be practiced during the exercises as well," Konashenkov announced.
During the exercise "practical actions on preparation and carrying out of special operation on searching, blocking and liquidating illegal armed formations in foothill and mountain areas of the North Caucasus will be practiced as well," deputy ringleader said. Yet he forgot to specify that Russia has been "searching and blocking" the above-mentioned "formations" for the past nine years, but so far the attempts have been unsuccessful.
This fact, as well as the fact that the Russian troops have been dispatched to the Abkhazian borders, and that Russian Black Sea Fleet, air defenses and Air Force are involved in the "exercise" point out that Georgia is the target. Over 700 tanks and other armored vehicles have been brought to Abkhazian borders. 30 aircraft are involved.
In this connection many commentators point out that Georgia is aware of the fact that Russia will launch a military aggression in the month of August.
Also, another military training exercise involving the U.S., Azerbaijan, Armenia and Ukraine, where 1,200 US Marines are taking part as well is now being conducted near Georgian capital Tbilisi.
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