American portal The Drive evaluated the operation of the Russian Airborne Forces in the Arctic
American portal The Drive evaluated the world's first Arctic landing from a height of 10,000 meters and called it unprecedented. The author of publication thinks the exercise highlighted Russia's ability to rapidly deploy special operations forces in the inhospitable Arctic and pretty much anywhere else.
“This is is yet another high-profile demonstration of Russia's steadily growing capabilities in this ever-more strategic region and showed off its ability to quickly send special operations forces there or anywhere else”, the author stressed.
Let us recall that on April 25, 2020, the Russian Ministry of Defense published a video of the Russian paratroopers' exercises in the Arctic. After the IL-76 airplane rose to a height of 10 kilometers, the Airborne troops had jumped off and landed in the area of Franz Joseph Land archipelago.