Moscow, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Russia's Eastern Military District on Friday started an artillery combat firing practice involving all the 11 artillery ranges in the Primorsky Krai and Amur Region.
During the drill, the self-propelled mortar 2C4 "Tyulpan" and the self-propelled gun "Malka" will defeat immobile targets and group objects from protected positions, said Alexander Gordeev, the head of the Eastern Military District's press service.
The combat firing practice, conducted by tube and rocket artillery and missile formation, will be supported by the air defense and aviation section of the military district, said Gordeev.
The training will last until mid April.
The Eastern Military District is one of the four operational strategic commands of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Headquartered in the Far East city of Khabarovsk, it is in charge of all military affairs in the Zabaikalsky Krai and Far East Region.