MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In order to slow down the advance and change the direction of the offensive of the simulated enemy during the drawing of practical actions of the main stage of the joint strategic exercise Zapad-2021 at the Mulino training ground, the engineering units of the Western Military District detonated an anti-tank ditch up to one kilometer in length.
The subunits of the advancing enemy, stopped by the detonation of the anti-tank ditch, were destroyed by concentrated fire from artillery and mortar batteries.
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 water area 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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