1st Tank Army units alerted within Zapad 2017 exercise
According to the Zapad 2017 scenario, an operational report was received saying that an illegal armed formation had been detected in a region of the Union State.
The Western MD Command took a decision to alert personnel of the 1st Tank Army, located in the Moscow region.
The troops with armament and hardware marched to the railway loading station to be redeployed within 24-hours to the exercise area in the Republic of Belarus.
In course of the exercise the Russian tank crews together their Belarus counterparts are to practise cooperation and comprehensive support, modern application approaches to application of formations in combat against illegal armed formations and hostile sabotage groups.
The exercise is to be held on 14-20 September on the territories of the both countries under the direction of the Russian and Belarusian Chiefs of Staff.