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At one of the training grounds in the eastern part of the Kaliningrad region, within the framework of the joint strategic exercise (SSU) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus “West-2021”, motorized rifle units of the army corps of the Baltic Fleet worked out agile defense.

The servicemen, using the features of the natural landscape of the area, carried out the engineering equipment of the defensive lines and reserve firing positions.

During the main stage of the combat training event, motorized riflemen on BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles completed training tasks for maneuvering defense with the organization of ambushes and fire counterattacks. Attached tank units took up defensive positions and engaged the superior forces of the imaginary enemy. During the training battle, the personnel retreated to pre-prepared positions, luring the mock enemy into the area where a tank ambush was organized.

Special attention was paid to the organization of a stable and continuous communication with the active use of electronic warfare by the enemy.

At the stage of firing, full-size targets imitating enemy tanks and manpower were hit with concentrated fire from 125-mm guns of T-72B3 tanks.

The planned combat training event involved about 1,000 servicemen, over 70 units of military and special equipment, including BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, T-72B3 tanks, Akatsia and Gvozdika self-propelled artillery howitzers, Tunguska anti-aircraft artillery systems , multiple launch rocket systems “Grad” and “Uragan”, as well as other weapons.

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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 servicemen 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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