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On September 13, 2021, at the Mulino training ground in the Nizhny Novgorod region, a drawing of practical actions by troops (forces) of the main stage of the joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus “West-2021” will take place.

During the main stage, the military formations of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, in cooperation with the military contingents of the armed forces of Armenia, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia, will work out joint actions to repel the offensive, conduct a mobile defense, deliver a concentrated fire strike and defeat the wedged “enemy” grouping …

The combat training missions will be based on the experience of combat operations in the Syrian Arab Republic and the forms of use and methods of combat tested during combat training activities, taking into account changes in the tactics of actions of units of the armed forces of foreign states.

At the first stage, the coalition grouping of forces will work out the issues of conducting combat operations to maintain the main defensive line, drawing the first echelons of the offensive group of a simulated enemy into the operational bag, repelling air attacks, landing tactical airborne assault forces and using a mobile shock reserve.

At the second stage, with the aim of disrupting the command and control system of troops and weapons, gaining fire superiority and reducing the combat potential of the mock enemy, the coalition group of forces will deliver a concentrated fire strike to the entire depth of the operational formation of its troops using reconnaissance-strike and firing systems.

During the third stage, the coalition grouping of forces will defeat the wedged enemy grouping with the landing of operational-tactical and tactical airborne assault forces, the actions of subunits in an outflanking detachment, blocking and seizure of populated areas. Within the framework of this stage, it is planned to widely use the airborne assault and paratrooper units of the Airborne Forces, as well as to work out the issues of supplying ammunition, evacuating wounded and damaged equipment from the battlefield by logistic and technical support units.

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 their permanent deployment points after participation in the exercise is planned until mid-October of this year.

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