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Special medical units are used as part of consolidated emergency response teams formed to practice training measures for quarantine measures, evacuation and treatment of patients.

In addition to medical specialists, the detachments will work out tasks for the purpose of the radiation, chemical and biological protection units, engineering troops and military police.

In addition, MOSN specialists are involved in the implementation of a set of measures taken by the headquarters of the leadership of the joint exercise in the areas where the SSU “West-2021” is held, at the facilities involved in the exercise and in the places where the military personnel are located, as part of countering the spread of the new coronavirus infection COVID-19.

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) take place from 10 to 16 September 2021 at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the waters of 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, take part 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 does not exceed 6400 military personnel.

The return of military command and control bodies and troops to the points of permanent deployment after participation in the exercise is planned until mid-October of this year.

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