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Putin has handed over awards to members of spetsnaz of the Minister of Defence

the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has handed over the state awards to fighters of special divisions of the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation who have performed operation on liquidation of a gang of insurgents in Dagestan.

" you once again have shown in the most convincing image that our Armed forces, special services, law enforcement bodies can operate harmoniously, professionally and effectively " - the president has told, being converted 2 military men at rewarding ceremony.

" it is the essential contribution to constitutional order prompting to our country, in the North Caucasus and the serious contribution to struggle against the international terrorism " - Putin has underlined, having congratulated fighters on successful end of operation.

the state awards personally from the president have RCVed 49 private soldiers, foremen, sergeants and officers of group of special purpose GRU and army investigation. The president has handed over them orders " For merits B4 Fatherland " 1 degrees, order medals " For merits B4 Fatherland " P degrees, courage and medal orders " For courage ". I hope, it not last your awards " - Vladimir Putin has noted.

a gang from 37 insurgents in which number foreign mercenaries, has been found out in Dagestan on December, 15th. According to the commander of group, it there was is Gud prepared, equipped, W serious arms a bandit group. This very day the group from fighters of special troops GRU and scouts has been thrown from the Chechen Republic in area of its prospective finding. Operating at heights from above 2,5 tys metres in extremely difficult after suitable conditions, fighters of special divisions have destroyed terrorists, having enslaved three members of a gang. During operation were lost the three military men who were taking part in operation.

on December, 30th the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Sergey Ivans has reported on liquidation of insurgents on the president of Russia who has signed on January, 1st the decree ABT assignment of the state awards.

According to participants of operation, despite difficult conditions of its carrying out it was possible to execute a task in view and not to pass a gang to Georgia where it went. " the large bandit group of very serious field commander has stopped existence. Shortly ABT it civilians, and the main thing learn also gangsters that will set them thinking " - the commander of division of special troops has noted.

he 2 has noted accurate coordination in actions of all power structures. The Ministry of Internal Affairs provided reliable protection of civil objects and an infrastructure, to frontier troops have densely blocked border, divisions of the Minister of Defence, including aircraft harmoniously operated, and last point in operation was put by special troops, the commander has told.

he has especially noticed that competent and harmonious WRK was conducted with active support of civilians. The commander 2 has expressed confidence that operations much of participants for certain will arrive to Dagestan again, but W the weapon, and to come to see friends who there have met.