Russian Army units will participate in a big strategic exercise in the region of Caucasus in July 2009.

Russian military forces are currently running the base of operations in South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

The Caucasus-2009 exercise sets the groundwork for a series of practice sessions with North Caucasus District troops, says Army General Vladimir Boldyrev.

The group includes South Ossetian and Abkhazian brigades and units of the Black Sea Fleet.