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At the Khmelevka training ground, combat operations were practiced during the landing of amphibious assault forces on an unequipped coast. Crews of large landing ships, marine units of the Baltic and Northern fleets, as well as marines of the Northern Fleet (SF) were involved in the exercise.

The actions of the units were watched by the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.

According to the legend of the exercise, the marines of the Northern Fleet were tasked with seizing the bridgehead and ensuring the landing of amphibious assault equipment to develop an offensive deep into unfamiliar territory, which, according to the exercise plan, was defended by the marines of the Baltic Fleet.

Before the landing, a detachment of fire support ships delivered an artillery strike along the coast to suppress long-term firing points, as well as military equipment and manpower of the opposing side. Further support for the landing was provided by multifunctional Su-30SM fighters and Su-24 front-line bombers of the Baltic Fleet.

On high-speed boats, groups of military engineers were delivered to the shore, who cleared the approaches to the shore and prepared the landing site, marking it with signal flares.

The landing was carried out directly from the large landing ships “Korolev”, “Minsk”, “Kaliningrad” and “Olenegorsk miner”. More than 40 armored personnel carriers BTR-80 with the personnel of the units of the Northern Fleet Marine Corps went afloat. Directly on the coast, the marines with the equipment landed from the small amphibious air-cushion ships “Mordovia” and “Evgeny Kocheshkov”.

At the naval training ground, the Northern Fleet marines worked out the tasks of breaking through the antiamphibious defense of the simulated enemy from the sea and striking the defending forces.

In turn, the airborne assault units of the Baltic Fleet marines were solving the tasks of antiamphibious defense of a section of the sea coast.

On the eve, the personnel of the airborne assault units were alerted, made a march to the area of ​​the proposed amphibious assault of the simulated enemy and equipped the positions. Opposing the landing forces, they conditionally attacked the “enemy” using grenade launchers, armored personnel carriers BTR-82A, self-propelled artillery installations “Nona”, multiple launch rocket systems “Grad”.

In total, in this episode of the exercise, 10 surface warships, boats and support vessels of two fleets, up to 10 aircraft and helicopters of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation, more than 200 units of military equipment, as well as about 2,000 military personnel were involved from both sides.

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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