In Nikolaev on the occasion of Day of celebration of participants of operations in the territory of other states and 20-й anniversaries from the date of removal of armies of the USSR from Afghanistan in 79-й to separate airmobile crew of Command of Land forces of VS of Ukraine took place biathlon and hand-to-hand fight competitions. About it reports a press - service of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.
Considering that snow in Nikolaev wasn't from the very beginning of winter, in biathlon competitions paratroopers introduced essential amendments. So, instead of ski race in the program of competitions there was a usual run, and instead of firing from a sports rifle paratroopers shot from the regular weapon - AKC-74 machine guns. Actually, this type of competitions turned from usual biathlon into biathlon "on - airmobile".
All the rest was as in biathlon - a distance, distance to a target which made 50 meters, and also the rule of penal points according to which for each miss participants of competition had to run "excess" 250 meters.
4 teams which represented the main subsections of airmobile crew took part in competitions. And the victory in biathlon "on - airmobile" was celebrated by the military personnel 1-го an airmobile battalion.
The second day of competitions was devoted to other important direction of physical training of paratroopers - hand-to-hand fight. The championship on this sport was held in due form which compliance was testified by judges - representatives of federation of hand-to-hand fight of Ukraine headed by the chairman of the Nikolaev regional organization Vladimir Timoshinim.
As in biathlon "on - airmobile", and in hand-to-hand fight competitions the victory was won by team 1-го an airmobile battalion.
The course of both competitions to a great interest was watched by guests of honor - representatives of the Nikolaev and Kherson regional organizations of the Ukrainian union of veterans of Afghanistan.Addressing soldiers - aeromobilist, veterans vozdushno - landing armies and the Afghan war thanked young generation of "winged infantry" for memory of significant date - on February 15, and urged to carry on nice fighting traditions vozdushno - landing armies.
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