POLITICS
Russia conducts military exercises in Georgia's occupied Tskhinvali Region
15 June, 2018
The sub-units of the 4th base of the Ministry of Defense of Russia are conducting military exercises in occupied Tskhinvali (so-called South Ossetia). According to the press service of the Russian military base, more than 2,5,000 military personnel and around 500 units of military equipment are involved in the exercises.

So-called armed forces of occupied “South Ossetia” are also participating in the exercises.
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"Such joint exercises facilitate the enhancement of necessary knowledge and skills of the officers," so-called de facto defense ministry
said.

Tskhinvali (so-called South Ossetia) is a territory occupied by Russia since the Russo-Georgian War in 2008. After the 2008 war and subsequent Russian military occupation of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia), the Russian government, along with several others, considers the territories as sovereign independent states, while rest of the world condemns this fact.

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