Russian troops are prepared for combat operations in the North Caucasus
“If attacks on troops in the Caucasus will continue, a military connect to destroy criminal groups and strongly resisted the rebels.” The possible participation of the military in maintaining security throughout the country, to a certain extent indicative and published yesterday on the Kremlin website, the presidential decree on approval of the national anti-terrorist Committee positions and amending the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of February 15, 2006, № 116 on measures to counter terrorism and to the Federal operational staff on posts approved by the Decree “. According to the document, the national anti-terrorist Committee posts included Minister of defence and Chief of the General staff.
The source did not specify which units of defense can be brought to military operations in the Northern Caucasus. But, judging by the experience of the past years, most likely talking about the SWAT units of the Main Intelligence Directorate (Gru) Genshtaba, most trained professionally, because mostly they are manned by-by. The same opinion and Lieutenant-General Yuri Netkačev, who commanded the army in southern Russia and the Deputy Commander of Russian forces in the Transcaucasus organized in parts of military training, including training of army special forces. “The army is, of course, is intended to reflect the predominantly external aggression. However, the activity of militants, especially in Dagestan, is growing, and it is quite possible and even desirable to their destruction, together with law enforcement agencies and special services have been prepared for such actions, the army, the expert believes.
As is well known, since August 1999, when troops of warlords Shamil Basayev and Khattab invaded Dagestan, the army leadership has implemented the joint leadership of troops (OGV) to conduct counter-terrorist operations in the North Caucasus region. The army performed core functions to destroy militants.
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