RUSSIA, MONGOLIA KICK OFF SELENGA-2019 JOINT MILITARY DRILLS
The Russian-Mongolian joint military exercise Selenga-2019 has kicked off at the Munkh Khet firing range in Mongolia, the press office of Russia’s Eastern Military District reported on Friday.
"A special ceremony was held at the Munkh Khet practice range to open the joint Russian-Mongolian military drills Selenga-2019, which involve up to 1,000 personnel of the Eastern Military District’s motor rifle large unit stationed in the town of Kyakhta (Buryatia) and the same number of troops from Mongolia," the press office said in a statement.
The opening ceremony was attended by Military Exercise Head from the Russian side Lieutenant-General Mikhail Nosulev and Military Exercise Head from the Mongolian side Brigadier General B. Amgalanbaatar, the statement says.
During the active phase of the drills, the participating troops will practice assignments to jointly eliminate notional illegal armed formations and defend a community in a border area.