400 weapons will be purchased for the fighters of the territorial self-defense of the Belgorod region

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Assistant to the Governor of the Belgorod Region Oleg Mantulin at the operational meeting in government spoke about plans to create a new organization for the protection of the region with a license for firearms, for which 400 weapons will be purchased.

As Mr. Mantulin said, weapons are needed to perform “certain special tasks.” By July 20, special rooms for its storage will be organized in the districts of the region.

On the arming of self-defense battalions in the regions bordering Ukraine, Governor of the Belgorod Region Vyacheslav Gladkov informed at a press conference on 5 July. According to him, there is no need to change the current legislation to arm the fighters. Now the authorities are forming the second unit of territorial defense of 3 thousand people.

In the Belgorod region, there is currently a consolidated operational law enforcement detachment, which includes eight self-defense battalions: Preobrazhensky, Bastion, Streltsy, Region-31, Vympel, Frontier-31, Cobra ” and “Steel”. They consist of 2902 people. The operational detachment, together with law enforcement agencies, is engaged in the protection of settlements and life support facilities and participates in border searches for border violators. All fighters undergo self-defense training in military camps. In total, more than 400 million rubles were spent on the purchase of uniforms, equipment and special equipment for the detachment. Self-defense leaders received eight UAZ “Patriot” and 32 UAZ-3309.

About what happens after the entry of Russian troops into Ukraine, read online broadcasts “Kommersant”.

Sergei Tolmachev, Voronezh

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