Russia deploys additional military vehicles to Abkhazia

Russia has deployed more than 100 pieces of military hardware to Abkhazia in the last three years as part of the rearmament program.

These included the T-72B3 battle tanks, BTR-82AM armored personal carrier (APC), Argus mobile reconnaissance posts and Leer-2 electronic warfare (EW) automated systems based on the Tiger ATV.

In order to make the vehicles more comfortable, they have been equipped with advanced air conditioning systems, which also optimize the operating conditions of electronic devices and systems.

A proportion of modern samples of military hardware in the formation now exceeds 80%. The modern hardware has a positive impact on cooperation among units in course of combat training.

The hardware received by the troops is constantly operated by servicemen during training and exercises.

Abkhazia is a partially recognized state on the eastern coast of the Black Sea and the south-western flank of the Caucasus Mountains, south of Russia and northwest of Georgia proper. It covers 8,660 square kilometres (3,340 sq mi) and has a population of around 240,000. Its capital is Sukhumi.

The separatist Abkhazian polity, formally the Republic of Abkhazia or Apsny, is recognized only by Russia and a small number of other countries. While Georgia lacks control over Abkhazia, the Georgian government, the United Nations and the majority of the world’s governments consider the state as part of Georgia, whose constitution designates the area as the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia.



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