Russian paratroopers within the framework of the JSE Zapad-2021 have started organizing interaction in equipped field control points at the Brestsky and Obuz-Lesnovsky ranges
At the training grounds of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, the Brestsky and Obuz-Lesnovsky units of the Pskov guards airborne assault unit of the Russian Airborne Troops within the framework of the joint strategic exercise Zapad-2021 have started organizing interaction between the military authorities and coordinating the units of the Airborne Troops and the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Belarus for further joint actions as part of the joint group of troops (forces).
At the equipped command posts, the command of the Airborne Troops, together with the headquarters of the leadership of the Republic of Belarus, organized interaction between the formations and units taking part in the JSE Zapad-2021.
During the exercise, Russian and Belarusian paratroopers will work out issues of joint actions in the performance of assigned tasks.
A special feature of the exercise will be the performance of combat training tasks at night, including marching, practical landing of personnel and equipment of consolidated units at military training grounds in the Republic of Belarus.
The JSE of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus takes place every two years in accordance with the decision taken by the heads of the two states.
The Zapad-2021 exercise is the final stage of joint training of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation this year.
Practical actions of the troops (forces) will be held in the period from September 10 to 16 at nine training grounds located on the territory of the Russian Federation, in the Baltic Sea, as well as at five training grounds of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus.
In total, up to 200 thousand military personnel will take part in the JSE Zapad-2021 on the territory of Russia and Belarus, about 80 aircraft and helicopters, up to 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple rocket launchers and mortars, as well as up to 15 ships will be involved.
The maximum number of personnel involved in the exercise of military units subject to the Vienna Document of 2011 on Confidence-and Security-building measures on the territory of the Russian Federation will not exceed 6.4 thousand military personnel.
The return of the military authorities and troops to the points of permanent deployment after participating in the exercise is planned until mid-October.