Paratroopers from Russia and Belarus during the exercise broke through the defence of a mock enemy and blocked his units during the night battle
On the night of October 22-23, as part of the active phase of the joint Russian-Belarusian exercise near Brest, the military of the two countries, after landing, having march to the combat mission area, reached the previously indicated line, where they had to overcome the deeply layered defence of the mock enemy. The task was complicated by the fact that it had to be done in the dark.
During the artillery preparation of the offensive, in which a battery of 152-mm towed howitzers “Msta-B” of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and a battery of 120-mm self-propelled guns “Nona-S” of Russia were used, "enemy's" command posts, pillboxes and the most important defensive installations were destroyed and suppressed. After that, with the help of the mine clearing device UR-67 of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus, passages were made in minefields, to which units of the Russian Airborne Forces on BMD-4M airborne assault vehicles and Belorussian special operations forces on BTR-80 armored personnel carriers immediately rushed.
To orient the units during the offensive, a battery of 120-mm self-propelled artillery guns "Nona-S" of the Ryazan airborne regiment fired with lighting ammunition from closed firing positions. To protect against an air “enemy”, a separate airborne assault brigade of the Belorussian special forces used the ZU-23 anti-aircraft installations on Ural vehicles.
During the offensive battle, the units of the two countries managed to reach the specified line and complete the task.
The planned joint Russian-Belarusian tactical exercise, conducted as part of international military cooperation, involves more than 900 military personnel from two countries and about 250 pieces of military equipment.
The Airborne Troops of Russia employ more than 350 servicemen and about 50 pieces of equipment (including the latest airborne assault vehicle BMD-4M and armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM "Rakushka") of the parachute regiment from Ryazan, four aircraft Il-76MD of the Military Transport Aviation of Russia. Armed forces of the Republic of Belarus involve up to 600 servicemen, about 200 pieces of military equipment of the separate assault brigade stationed in Brest and a military transport aircraft Il-76MD.