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14.09.2021 (06:00)

Russian servicemen destroyed a militant camp near Brest during the blocking of the defence area in the active phase of the JSE Zapad-2021

As part of the drawing of the stage of the joint strategic exercise Zapad-2021, the personnel of the motorized rifle units of the 1st division of the Western Military District blocked an area with a settlement captured by illegal armed groups that refused to lay down their weapons and offered armed resistance.

The motorized skirmishes of the WMD carried out the blocking and cleaning of the settlement captured by the IAF in cooperation with Mi-24 helicopters of army aviation and Su-25 aircraft of assault aviation, which inflicted a fire defeat and prevented the main forces of the mock enemy from gaining a foothold in the fortified settlement.

The day before, the battalion's personnel, having flanked the enemy from an unexpected direction, forced a water barrier on the move and blocked the escape routes for the units of the mock enemy.

With the support of armament of BMD-2 infantry fighting vehicles, the fire of a flamethrower unit (RPO-A Shmel) and a grenade launcher platoon, the motorized infantry destroyed and cleared the settlement from the IAF.

The joint strategic exercise (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 take place in the period from 10 to 16 September 2021 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 personnel, 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 take part in the JSE Zapad-2021 on the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.

The maximum number of personnel involved in the exercise of military units subject to the Vienna Document of 2011 in the territory of the Russian Federation will not exceed 6,400 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 of this year.

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