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During the Zapad-2021 joint strategic exercise (SSU) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, servicemen of the submarine sabotage forces and assets (SDSS) of the Baltic Fleet (BF) worked out the anti-sabotage defense of the surface ships basing point.

The breakthrough of conventional underwater saboteurs to the ships loading naval weapons at the base was prevented. During the training battle, the servicemen threw hand-held anti-sabotage grenades, used special SPP-1 underwater pistols, APS submachine guns and edged weapons.

The fighters of the PDSS detachment also played out a scenario to counteract a floating craft violating the sailing regime in the Kaliningrad Sea Canal. A combat group on duty on high-speed boats, upon a special signal, moved forward to intercept the conditional intruder, simultaneously “throwing out” the divers. The conditional enemy put up resistance, as a result of which an assault and capture of the boat was carried out with the use of weapons.

The event involved about 30 military personnel, 3 Raptor patrol boats, 3 high-speed boats, as well as special and robotic equipment for monitoring the underwater situation.

For reference:

The CFM Board of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus is held every two years in accordance with the decision adopted 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) will take place from 10 to 16 September at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in 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 servicemen will take part in the SSU “West-2021” on the territory of Russia and Belarus, about 80 aircraft and helicopters will be involved, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple launch rocket systems 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 Confidence and Security Building Measures, on the territory of the Russian Federation will not exceed 6,400 servicemen.

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.

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