War game close to EU: Belarusian, Russian paratroopers ‘destroy illegal armed units’


A Belarusian-Russian joint military exercise is being held on April 11-13 not far from the Belarusian-Polish border.

Representatives of the 38th Independent Guards Airborne Brigade of the Belarusian army and a company from Russia’s 106th Guards Airborne Division are taking part in the exercise at Brestski training ground near the Belarusian city of Brest. 500 military personnel, over 50 military and special vehicles, automobiles and aircraft are involved in the war game.

According to the scenario, the paratroopers covered by an air assault group head for to the designated area; a company task group is airdropped from Mi-8 helicopters. Then the Belarusian and Russian soldiers are expected to go through a situational training exercise on seeking and eliminating illegal armed units.

It is the third joint war game of the Belarusian Special Operation Forces and Russia’s airborne troops in 2017.

In late March, president Alyaksandr Lukashenka stated that Belarus was not going to curtail its military cooperation with Russia over ‘certain disagreements’ in other fields.

Belsat.eu, following BelaPAN

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