Huge explosions filled the air as Russian troops carried out military drills
Horrifying flame-filled photographs show massive tanks firing into the sky, filling the air with a fiery-orange glow.
While another image reveals a serviceman loading a huge Sani 120mm heavy mortar system, as one close shot shows a soldier holding a 2S4 Tyulpan 240mm calibre self-propelled mortar carrier.
More than 25,000 Russian soldiers took part in the explosive training sessio
Huge fireballs exploded from the tanks as missiles were fired
In a fourth image, military officials sit beside the massive missiles which will later be fed inside the huge tanks.
More than 25,000 Russian soldiers took part in the explosive training session, practising their combat skills in the Prinorye Territory of Russia.
The drills are a part of preparations for the Suvorov Attack army competition, which will see Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela and Kazakhstan take part in a deadly face off this summer.
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But they also act as a stark warning to Britain and the rest of Nato, as tensions continue to escalate.
The incredible images come as it was revealed Russia has launched land, air and sea drills in Crimea in a coordinated training exercise involving thousands of troops.
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Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov, who is in charge of the exercises, said the drill was prompted by an "increased terrorist threat” in the region.
The drills act as a stark warning to Britain and the rest of Nato
Horrifying flame-filled photographs show massive tanks firing into the sky
The operation will see more than 2,500 paratroopers deployed to annexed peninsula, which was under the control of Ukrainia until February 2014, to practice firing drills and amphibious landings.
Col Serdyukov said: "For the first time in the Russian army’s history the Airborne Forces’ three large units were simultaneously alerted as part of the drills and partly redeployed to Crimea with weapons and equipment.”