Russian Tanks Take Part in Military Exercises

Russian Tanks Take Part in Military Exercises

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Russian Msta-S self-propelled howitzers take part in military exercises in the Russia's Volgograd region. President Vladimir Putin has parliamentary approval to deploy the armed forces in Ukraine to protect the rights of Russian-speakers and those of Russian heritage, with thousands of troops massed along Ukraine’s eastern border.