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Snipers of a motorized rifle unit of the Western Military District (ZVO) at night stopped a convoy of lightly armored vehicles and manpower of a mock enemy with fire from large-caliber ASVK and SVD rifles at the Mulino training ground in the Nizhny Novgorod region as part of the joint strategic Russian-Belarusian exercise (SSU) West- 2021 “.

During the exercise, sniper pairs were thrown into the area of ​​observation of the movement of a mock enemy convoy using thermal imagers.

Shots from large-caliber rifles ASVK arrows disabled the power plants of the machines, stopping the movement of the column. Covertly moving on the ground and retiring to a safe distance, assigned to the sniper pairs, the command of the intelligence, command and control and communications complex (KRUS) “Strelets” directed the cannon artillery at the knocked out convoy of the imaginary enemy.

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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