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The mobile field command post (FCPC) of the 6th Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District (ZVO) has been redeployed to the Nizhny Novgorod region as part of the joint strategic Russian-Belarusian exercise (SSU) “West-2021”.

The PPPU made a march in a combined way, including as part of automobile convoys, as well as by airplanes and helicopters of the Air Force and Air Defense ZVO Association, at a distance of about 900 km.

Security during the movement of the PPPU to the deployment site of the field control point was ensured by units of the military police and the military traffic police of the Western Military District.

During the march across rough terrain, the servicemen worked out a set of measures: repelling an attack by sabotage and reconnaissance groups of a conditional enemy, overcoming contaminated areas of the terrain, blackout, radio silence.

In the positional area, the command and control units of the Western Military District deployed means of communication, organized a unified command and control system.

In order to camouflage command posts at the deployment sites, engineering work was carried out, and electronic warfare units were involved. Air defense subunits are responsible for protection from an air attack by a simulated enemy.

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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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