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More than 400 servicemen of the combined Russian-Belarusian paratrooper unit and 39 pieces of equipment parachuted from the Il-76MD military transport aircraft and entered the battle at the Brestsky training ground in the Republic of Belarus during the West-2021 joint strategic exercise.

After capturing the site and landing, the subunits settled on the defensive line designated by the command.

A battalion of paratroopers of the Pskov airborne assault unit of the Airborne Forces, having flown from the take-off airfield “Kresty” at a distance of more than 1,000 kilometers, landed from a height of 600 meters using D-10 parachute systems.

Servicemen of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus loaded equipment and personnel onto aircraft at the Machulishchi airfield near Minsk and stood up in the ranks of the VTA aircraft approaching the drop point. Using D-6 parachutes, units of Belarusian paratroopers landed at the designated landing point. The departure of the ship’s crews of the aircraft was carried out with an interval of one minute.

During the active phase of the exercise, paratroopers from Russia and Belarus worked out airborne assault operations at the Brestsky training ground. After the landing of personnel and equipment, the guards destroyed the mock enemy and, holding advantageous lines, ensured the successful actions of the main grouping of troops (forces).

The actions of the combined airborne subunit blocked three bridges across the section of the water barrier, which did not allow the imaginary enemy to interfere with the actions of the troops and ensure the deployment of motorized rifle subunits in the interests of the grouping of forces at the range.

For reference:

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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