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Engineering units of the Western Military District, for the march of motorized rifle units, built a floating bridge across the Klyazma River in the Vladimir region at the site of a bridge crossing destroyed by an imaginary enemy as part of the West-2021 joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.

According to the concept of the exercise, the conditional enemy destroyed the communications of the settlements located in the area. Using heavy mechanized bridges TMM-3M2, units of the engineering troops restored the river crossing, ensuring road traffic.

Coverage of the actions of engineering units from sabotage groups of the imaginary enemy was provided by the reconnaissance groups of the ZVO formation and the Mi-28N “Night Hunter” army aviation attack helicopter link of the 6th Air Force and Air Defense ZVO Army.

As part of the exercise, a complete list of tactical actions in defense is being worked out with the performance of tasks on various terrain landscapes, in settlements, both during the day and at night.

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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