VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — Russia's air defense forces division and its air force units of the Eastern Military District conducted joint military exercises, said the district's press service on Tuesday.

"The servicemen of the district's air defense division, anti-aircraft missile squadron and air units of the Eastern Military District stationed in the Transbaikal region conducted a joint command and staff exercises on air defense and air force management," said the statement, without mentioning the time of the games.

The exercises simulated defense against an air intrusion. The troops also carried out special tasks on interception and engagement of air targets and suppression of enemy air defense systems.

Established in 2010 and headquartered in the eastern Khabarovsk region, the Eastern Military District covers the former Far Eastern Military District and part of the former Siberian Military District.