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In the Nizhny Novgorod region at the Mulino training ground, the closing ceremony of the joint strategic exercise (SSU) of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus “West-2021” took place.

The Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, conveyed the gratitude and wishes of success in combat training from the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, to the participants of the SSU “West-2021”. “During the exercise, you demonstrated all the skills that you acquired in planned combat training sessions during the academic year. In a short time, you, as part of the coalition grouping of troops, managed to get to know each other and organize close cooperation on tasks on the battlefield, ”said Lieutenant General Yunus-Bek Yevkurov.

“The Zapad-2021 exercise showed that we can quickly create powerful interspecific groupings, plan military actions in any direction, suppress any aggression, with a decisive blow to reason and sober up any enemy,” the Deputy Minister of Defense said.

Servicemen of military units and subdivisions of the Western Military District (ZVO) of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, personnel of the military contingents of the armed forces of Armenia, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia, as well as a representative of the military delegation of Sri- Lanka.

As a result of the exercise, the most distinguished servicemen of the military contingents of the coalition group of forces were rewarded with departmental awards from the Russian Ministry of Defense.

For reference:

A joint strategic exercise 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) took place from 10 to 16 September 2021 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.

About 200 thousand people took part in the SSU “West-2021”, more than 80 aircraft and helicopters were involved, up to 760 units of military equipment, including over 290 tanks, more than 240 guns, multiple launch rocket systems and mortars, up to 15 ships …

12,800 people (including up to 2,500 Russian military personnel), more than 30 aircraft and helicopters, up to 350 units of military equipment were involved in the exercise on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

The maximum number of personnel of military units involved in training under a single operational command on the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus did not exceed 6400 and 6300, respectively.

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