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In the Nizhny Novgorod region, at the Mulino training ground, a modern field camp has been deployed, designed to accommodate foreign participants in the joint strategic exercise (SSU) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus – “West-2021”. This was announced by the commander of the Western Military District (ZVO), Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlev. “The equipment of the field camp has been completed to accommodate the military personnel of foreign states who will take part in the SSU West-2021,” said Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlev.

“The camp includes tents for accommodation, consumer services, household items, canteens with kitchens, a medical center and other elements necessary to complete the tasks of the exercise,” said the commander of the West Military District.

Also, on the territory of the field camp, a sports camp is equipped, container-type rooms for storing weapons, a guard service is organized in the prescribed manner.

For reference:

The joint strategic exercise (SSU) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus is held every two years in accordance with the decision made by the heads of the two states.

Exercise “West-2021” is the final stage of joint training of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation this year.

Practical actions of troops (forces) will take place from 10 to 16 September 2021 at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the Baltic Sea, as well as at five training grounds of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus.

In total, up to 200 thousand personnel, about 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple launch rocket systems will participate in the SSU “West-2021” on the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus and mortars, as well as up to 15 ships.

The maximum number of personnel of military units involved in training, subject to the Vienna Document 2011, on the territory of the Russian Federation will not exceed 6400 military personnel.

The return of military command and control bodies and troops to their permanent deployment points after participation in the exercise is planned until mid-October of this year.

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