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Russian Airborne Forces complete military drills in the Arctic and prepare to leave
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Russian Airborne Forces complete military drills in the Arctic and prepare to leave

Russian Airborne Forces are completing the humanitarian search-and-rescue expedition training exercises in the Arctic, Interfax reports citing the Airborne Forces' press service.

"The airborne troops have started to break camp, both at the base and the mobile experimental camp. At the same time, personnel and equipment are being evacuated from the drifting ice floe to the Airborne Forces' permanent base," the press service reports.

Some time ago, Russian Airborne Forces units and CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces landed on an ice floe.

"The service personnel that took part in the Arctic training learned how to overcome natural barriers, build an ice camp, drive snowmobiles and dog sleds, and treat patients who are exposed to severe weather with abnormally low temperatures," the press service reports.

The comprehensive expedition training exercise, including the evacuation of service personnel from the polar Arctic region, was completed on April 25, the press service said.