Russia, Mongolia to Hold Selenga-2016 Military Drill in Buryatia

Russian-Mongolian military exercises Selenga-2015 in Trans-Baikal Territory

The head of Russia’s Eastern Military District press service said that Russian-Mongolian Selenga-2016 military exercises will take place in Russia’s Republic of Buryatia.

 

KHABAROVSK (Sputnik) – The Russian-Mongolian Selenga-2016 military exercises will take place in Russia’s Republic of Buryatia, the head of Russia’s Eastern Military District press service said Tuesday.

The Selenga exercise has been carried out annually since 2008, with Russian and Mongolian troops engaging in collaborative field exercises to identify, block and destroy illegal armed groups.

The number of participants and equipment, as well as the field camp location for personnel is expected to be approved at conferences next year, Col. Alexander Gordeev told reporters.

According to Gordeev, both Russia and Mongolia sent 850 troops to take part in Selenga-2015 exercise held on August 19-27 in Russia’s Zabaikalsky Territory.

A Russia-Mongolia military group engaged in counter-terrorist field exercises using tactical landings and water barriers.