Belarus army’s combat readiness check kicks off – MoD

MINSK REGION, BELARUS - OCTOBER 23, 2018: Belarusian Special Forces soldiers take qualification tests to earn the maroon beret at the Volovshchina range. Viktor Drachev/TASS

In accordance with the order by Defense Minister Andrey Raukou, a comprehensive combat readiness check of the Belarusian army has started on Tuesday, the MoD website reports.

The Ministry of Defense is expected to check the operational and tactical level of the military, inspect mechanized and tank units, units of special operations forces as well as supply and logistical troops.

As part of the check, about 1,400 persons will be called back to duty; 20 equipment items will be provided by state bodies and organizations.

To create a near-real situation, special operations units will be simulating imaginary enemies’ actions.

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