The Taliban threatened Russian Tu-22M3 bombers

Extensive exercises are held in Central Asia with the participation of the Russian contingent

Joint military exercises of the country's armed forces and troops from Uzbekistan and Russia began in Tajikistan. The exercises take place in close proximity to the Afghan border. Similar exercises take place at one of the Uzbek army training grounds. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Tu-22M3 long-range bombers were involved in the maneuvers, which work to attack the positions of the militants. The joint maneuvers are intended to demonstrate Russia's readiness to respond to the increase in terrorist activities in Central Asia.

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The activity of the Taliban (recognized as a terrorist group and banned in the Russian Federation), which is approaching a full takeover of power in Afghanistan, is a serious concern for the Central Asian states. At the recent Summit of Defense Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Dushanbe, this issue was actively discussed by all participants.

The destabilization of the situation in Afghanistan is a major threat to neighboring states. Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, which share a border with Afghanistan, send troops to border areas and turn to partners for help.

The Russian Armed Forces actively participated in the exercise. On Thursday, August 5, joint military exercises of the armed forces of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Russia were launched. 2,500 soldiers and about 500 units of military equipment are involved in the exercise.

Russia is represented in the exercises by units of the 201st military base stationed in Tajikistan. Motor rifles, tanks, artillery units and special units are involved. & Nbsp;

At the same time, joint Russian-Uzbek military exercises are taking place at the Termez training ground. in Uzbekistan. 1.5 thousand soldiers take part in them.

There are also various scenarios to repel the terrorist threat. Russia is represented in the exercises by peacekeepers and reconnaissance groups of the Special Brigade of the Central Military District.

Long-range bombers Tu-22M3 of the Russian Air Force were involved in the exercise. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, four supersonic missile carriers were relocated to the airport in the Saratov region. From there, they will fly and conduct training attacks on conditional terrorist camps. According to the exercise scenario, the task of the bombers is to destroy the positions of the militants and ammunition depots. Air cover for the bombers will be provided by MiG-29 fighters of the Uzbek Air Force.

The joint efforts of Russia and Central Asian partners are to demonstrate a readiness to respond to any regional security challenges, including & ndash; threat of terrorism.

It has previously been shown that, for the first time in history, the Tajik armed forces have been put on full combat readiness due to a threat from the Taliban. Other states in the region have also decided to send additional military contingents to the Afghan border. Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran. & Nbsp;


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