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More than 80 units of aviation equipment of the Western Military District (ZVO) are involved in the joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus “West-2021”. Aviation of the Leningrad Army of the Air Force and Air Defense has already redeployed to operational airfields.

During the exercise, the crews of supersonic fighters Su-35S, Su-30SM, MiG-31BM and Su-34, multipurpose Mi-8 helicopters of various modifications, reconnaissance and strike Mi-28 “Night Hunter”, attack helicopters Ka-52 “Alligator” and The Mi-35 will perform group and single takeoffs, practice air combat, strike at the ground groupings of the imaginary enemy’s troops, at his command posts, and also repel his massive missile and air strike.

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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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