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According to the plan of the exercise, the basing point of the Baltic Fleet ships was captured by a group of mock terrorists. To neutralize them, an operation was planned, in which units of the marines of the Baltic and Northern fleets, as well as servicemen of the detachment for combating submarine sabotage forces and means (PDSS) of the Baltic naval base were involved.

Within the framework of practical actions in the Naval Harbor of Baltiysk, armored personnel carriers and personnel of the Northern Fleet were disembarked from the landing boat of the BF “Midshipman Lermontov” using the “point-blank” method. Also, the marines and servicemen of the PDSS landed on the coast from four high-speed boats “Raptor”, BK-16 and fast boats. In the course of joint actions, a detachment of conditional terrorists was blocked in the area of ​​the pier zone and destroyed. Within the framework of the exercise, the means of imitation were actively used. More than 50 servicemen and 10 units of military equipment, as well as Ka-29 and Ka-27 helicopters of the BF naval aviation were involved in the drawing of the episode.

Also, the combat swimmers of the anti-PDSS detachment worked out an episode of preventing the breakthrough of conditional underwater saboteurs to the ships loading naval weapons at the base. During the training battle, practical throwing of hand-held anti-sabotage grenades was carried out, underwater combat techniques were worked out using special SPP-1 underwater pistols, APS submachine guns, as well as edged weapons.

The fighters of the detachment to combat the PDSS also played out a scenario to counteract a floating craft that violates the sailing regime in the Kaliningrad Sea Canal.

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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