On the first day of the joint Russian-Belarusian exercises Zapad-2017 simulated combat duty in air defense. This was stated by the head of the defense Ministry of Belarus Vladimir Makarov, BelTA informs.
On the first day of the teachings studied and analyzed the actions of commanders, commanders and staffs in control of troops during the stabilization of the situation in the zones and areas of responsibility, activities performed direct preparation of forces.
“Organized practical drawing combat special actions in the search, blocking and destruction of sabotage and reconnaissance groups and illegal armed groups, worked out the issues of combat duty in air defense,” – said Makarov.
In particular, at the site Ruzhany suppressed conditional violation of the state border in airspace. At the site of the Borisov was carried out the event of direct preparation for combat.
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West-2017 – joint strategic exercises of the armies of Russia and Belarus, will be held from 14 to 20 September. The Russian military began to arrive in Belarus in late July. Officially announced the participation of up to 13 thousand military, anecdotal evidence suggests a much larger group of troops up to 100 thousand people. The exercises will be held in two stages – in Russia and at seven landfills in Belarus.
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The Kremlin is likely to leave the military in Belarus, according to the General staff of the armed forces. NATO suspects that Moscow may use the exercises as a “Trojan horse.”
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