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Motorized rifle units of the Western Military District, participating in the joint strategic exercise West-2021, occupied areas of responsibility and, together with units and formations of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus, began to prepare defense areas at the Brestsky training ground.

The personnel equipped the area of ​​concentration in engineering terms, deployed command posts and air observation posts, conducted engineering reconnaissance and disguised the area where the units were located.

Russian servicemen have deployed security posts, conducted trainings to repel the attack of the dispersion-reconnaissance groups of the mock enemy. The sniper units worked out a number of introductory information on the organization of the equipment of their firing positions.

To cover troops from air attack weapons, monitor the air situation and organize the fight against low-flying targets, unmanned aerial vehicles and helicopters of a simulated enemy, the regular air defense unit deployed observation posts with Igla-S MANPADS calculations, which is capable of striking air targets at a distance of up to 4.5 kilometers.

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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