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At the Obuz-Lesnovsky training ground in the Republic of Belarus, the opening ceremony of the joint strategic exercise “West-2021” took place.

The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces – First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus, Major General Viktor Gulevich, Deputy Commander of the Airborne Assault Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan for airborne assault. training Colonel Viktor Zhitnik and the personnel of the military contingents of the participating countries – Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.

“I wish you all, on behalf of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, to successfully demonstrate your knowledge, skills, capabilities of weapons, military and special equipment, your personal qualities at these exercises and defeat a conditional enemy,” Lieutenant General said in his welcoming speech to the participants of the exercise Yunus-Bek Evkurov.

The deputy head of the military department also expressed confidence that the exercise will help strengthen friendly relations and enhance the security of the participating states.

For reference:

The CFM Board of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus is held every two years in accordance with the decision adopted 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 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 military personnel will take part in the SSU “West-2021” on the territory of Russia and Belarus, about 80 aircraft and helicopters will be involved, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple launch rocket systems 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 Confidence and Security Building Measures, on the territory of the Russian Federation will not exceed 6,400 servicemen.

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.

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