Russian military helicopter pilots performed training flights with the landing of tactical troops in Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Region, as shown in footage released on Wednesday.
According to a Russian Ministry of Defence press release, Mi-8MTV and Mi-24P helicopters participated in the drills.
Transport and combat helicopters Mi-8MTV, acting under the cover of a pair of attack helicopters Mi-24P, landed a joint Russian-Tajik tactical assault force group, which worked out raid-search operations in mountainous areas.
The joint tactical group returned to the home airfield after the completion of all the planned activities
The 201st military base stationed in Tajikistan is Russia’s largest military facility outside of its borders. It is located in two cities – Dushanbe and Bohtar.
According to the agreement signed in October 2012, the base will remain in Tajikistan until 2042.
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