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The ceremony was attended by Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Sergey Istrakov, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus, Lieutenant General Viktor Khrenin, Deputy Commander of the Airborne Assault Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Colonel Viktor Zhitnik.

“This exercise was the final stage of joint training of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, held every two years in accordance with the decision made by the heads of the two states. The military command and control bodies showed the cohesion of the headquarters and the complete compatibility of command and control facilities. A high level of interaction and comprehensive support in the interests of fulfilling the assigned tasks, ”Colonel-General Sergei Istrakov said in his welcoming speech.

As part of the closing ceremony, the participants in the exercise were awarded from the military contingents of the Republic of Balarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation, who achieved the best results during the maneuvers.

“The personnel of formations, military units and subunits showed high combat earnings and the ability to solve complex tactical tasks in defense, offensive and during marches,” said Sergei Istrakov.

At the end of the awarding ceremony, a solemn march of the columns of equipment of the units that took part in the SSU “West-2021” took place. In front of the podium, samples of armored vehicles of the ground forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation drove, these are the main battle tanks T-72B and T-80U, infantry and airborne combat vehicles BMP-2 and BMD-4, cannon artillery 2S5 and 2S19 “MSTA-S”, rocket multiple launch rocket systems BM-21 Grad and Tornado-G.

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