August 20, 2015
Translated by Kristina Rus
The Internet fake-nightmare of the Ukrainian authorities about the “Putin’s Buryat militants” materialized on the distant ranges of Transbaikalia.
According to TV channel “Zvezda”, the Russian-Mongolian military exercises “Selenga-2015” were launched in Buryatia.
The maneuvers involved about 1,000 soldiers from Russia and Mongolia, about 150 units of weapons and military equipment, including SU-25, MI-8 and MI-24.
The opening ceremony was held at the training complex of the Eastern military district “Zugol”, which will host the main phase of joint military exercises on August 24-25th. The ceremony was attended by military musicians from Mongolia and a song and dance ensemble of the Russian military. National flags were raised and the national anthems of both countries were performed.
|Zugol poligon (in red) is located between China, Mongolia and lake Baikal|
KR: The nearby Lake Baikal – is the world’s deepest, oldest and clearest, and the largest source of fresh water in the world, containing 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water.