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At the Mulino training ground, during the opening ceremony of the West-2021 joint strategic exercise (SSU), the commander of the Western Military District (ZVO), Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlev, said: aggression and in the fight against terrorism ”.

He also added: “The composition of forces and equipment used at the training grounds and the most modern models of military equipment allow us to solve the whole range of tasks facing the participants in the exercise.”

At the end of his speech, the commander of the West Military District wished all the participants in the exercise success and victories in the course of their combat training missions.

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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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