Over 1K military take part in drill near Baranavichy

A tactical military exercise with the participation of the 19th Independent Mechanized Brigade is taking place near Baranavichy from April 23 to 27.

According to the Ministry of Defense, more than 1,000 servicemen, about 34 tanks, 50 armored combat vehicles and 15 guns of artillery and rocket launcher systems participate in the exercise. The army is practicing the conduct of defensive operations in the conditions of “tense situation, which is rapidly changing.”

“During the exercise, the military will practice special activities to strengthen the State Border jointly with the units of the Border Guard Service,” the press service of the Belarus Defense Ministry said.

In March and April, Belarus conducted a large-scale inspection of its armed forces. It included exercises with combat weapons, the formation of a separate mechanized brigade and other events. Up to 2,000 people conscripted for military service, including women, were gathered for the event.