In an interview with "Nezavisimaya Gazeta", posted on Wednesday, Shaman said that "the most tangible" use of the helicopter regiment can be found at the base of the Southern Military neighborhood in the Seventh Airborne Division. In Novorossiysk, the general said, there are all conditions for this: the airfield network, and the ability to carry out activities battle training.
Navy Commander noted, moreover, that the SOUTH — more difficult area divisional stay. He said: "The situation in South Ossetia and Abkhazia is often complicated." In addition, the commander said, and the increasing "intensity" of relations with Georgia, and some difficulties in the North Caucasus. Because SOUTH Navy commander in chief is a suitable area for the practical use of helicopters during the battle training.
According Shamanova, helicopter shelves can be used this year, in the September exercise "Kavkaz-2012". The general said: "The most important thing, that these structures are involved in … battle training, so that in the future when needed they could be used to address those or other problems. "
Recall that troops Georgia, on the night of August 8, 2008 stormed the South Ossetia and destroyed part of its capital — Tskhinvali. Protecting the inhabitants of South Ossetia, many of whom have Russian citizenship, Our homeland has introduced to the country troops. After five days of fighting Georgian troops were driven out of the region. Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and in response, Georgia severed diplomatic affairs with the Russian Federation and announced the two Caucasian republics occupied.