Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation : More in detail


12.02.2020 (23:00)

The personnel of the combined division of the Russian airborne troops and Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus have started combat coordination

In preparation for the active phase of the joint Russian-Belarusian tactical exercise, which will take place on the basis of the Pskov airborne guards unit in the period from 18 to 21 February 2020, the personnel of the combined unit began combat coordination.

Today, the personnel worked out the elements of landing a tactical air assault from a helicopter on an unfamiliar area near the alleged object captured by the enemy.

In addition, the soldiers worked out the tactical actions of the unit when occupying defense in a limited area and hidden movement to the alleged enemy.

More than 100 servicemen of the two countries took part in the exercise.

During the week, Russian and Belarusian paratroopers will work out joint tactical actions at the "Strugi Krasnye" training ground and the "Kislovo" landing site in the Pskov region.

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The first joint Russian-Belarusian tactical exercise in 2020 between the Russian airborne troops and the Special Operations Forces of the Republic of Belarus (SOF RB) Armed Forces will take place from 18 to 21 February at the "Strugi Krasnye" and "Zavelichye" ranges in the Pskov region, as well as the "Kresty" airfield and the "Kislovo" landing site. The exercise is led by the commander of the Pskov guards amphibious assault unit, Guards Major General Igor Kapliy.

 In total, the exercise will involve more than 400 military personnel, about 100 units of military equipment of the Pskov guards paratrooper unit and about 80 soldiers of the SOF RB unit.

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