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At the training grounds of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, Brest and Obuz-Lesnovsky, units of the Pskov Guards Airborne Assault Formation of the Russian Airborne Forces, within the framework of the joint strategic exercise (SSU) “West-2021”, began organizing interaction between military command and control bodies and coordinating airborne forces and Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Belarus for further joint actions as part of a joint grouping of troops (forces).

At the equipped command posts, the command of the Airborne Forces, together with the headquarters of the leadership from the Republic of Belarus, organized interaction between the formations and units taking part in the SSU “West-2021”.

During the exercise, Russian and Belarusian paratroopers will work out the issues of joint actions in the implementation of assigned tasks.

A feature of the exercise will be the performance of combat training tasks at night, including the performance of marches, the practical landing of personnel and equipment of consolidated units at military ranges in the Republic of Belarus.

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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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