More than 400 paratroopers from Russia and Belarus stopped the offensive of the mock enemy at the Brest training ground
Russian and Belarusian paratroopers delivered 39 pieces of equipment and about 400 soldiers of the consolidated battalion to the landing site at the Brest training ground in the Republic of Belarus as part of the joint strategic exercise Zapad-2021.
As part of the task of using tactical air assault, a battalion of the Pskov airborne assault unit of the Russian Airborne Troops landed from a height of 600 meters using D-10 parachute systems.
The servicemen of the special operations forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus loaded at the Machulishchi airfield near Minsk and got into the combat formation of the MTA aircraft on approach to the drop point.
The actions of the tactical airborne troops blocked three bridges over the water barrier, which ensured the deployment of motorized rifle units in the interests of using the main Russian-Belarusian group of troops at the training ground.
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.