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14.09.2021 (15:00)

The marines of the Baltic Fleet worked out tasks for the anti-landing defence of the coast within the framework of the JSE Zapad-2021

At the Khmelevka training ground in the Kaliningrad region, airborne assault units of the Baltic Fleet Marine Corps worked out tasks for the anti-landing defence of a section of the sea coast.

During the exercise, the personnel of the airborne assault units were alerted and marched to the area of the alleged landing of the mock enemy's amphibious assault.  Upon arrival at the site, the marines of the BF completed the tasks of preparing the terrain for anti-landing defence and engineering equipment of the positions.

At the second stage of the exercise, the marines conducted a battle with the landing of a mock enemy, during which they performed live firing from small arms, grenade launchers, armament of armored personnel carriers BTR-82A, self-propelled guns Nona on specially equipped targets simulating high-speed boats and airborne vehicles.

In total, about 1,000 military personnel and more than 50 units of wheeled and tracked vehicles, including self-propelled artillery and mortar installations Nona and armored personnel carriers BTR-82A, were involved in the exercise.

For reference:

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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