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Army exercise Zapad 2017

Army exercise Zapad 2017

The Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 will take place on 14-20 September. It will pursue counterterrorism goals. In line with the scenario of the exercise extremist groups intent on acts of terrorism and destabilizing the situation in the Union State of Belarus and Russia have infiltrated into Belarus and Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast. It is believed that the extremists enjoy outside assistance and get supplies, weapons, and military hardware by air and by sea.

About 150 media representatives accredited to cover Zapad 2017
29 August, 13:36
Additionally, we expect military observers from Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, Sweden and Norway. All in all, we have invited more than 80 people. Some 150 media representatives have been accredited to cover the active phase of the exercise, Oleg Belokonev said.
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Belarus to present over 20 weapon systems, military vehicles during Zapad 2017 exercise
29 August, 12:51
Belarus will also present lightly armored vehicles with various types of weapons and modifications, promising mobile communication systems, radio warfare stations, which are designed to combat drones, upgraded armored fighting vehicles, and a modernized artillery fire control system.
Belarusian signal troops in final preparations for Zapad 2017 exercise
29 August, 12:22
The purpose of the exercise is to improve the readiness and the ability of command units and the signal troops to deploy communication systems for the regional military group and to deploy communication systems as part of the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017.
Belarusian Air Force units land on Minsk-Mogilev motorway
25 August, 14:24
“Airfields will be first on the enemy's target list. Events in Syria clearly demonstrated it. The exercises allow us to practice flying Air Force units from highway strips and performing combat tasks. There are plenty of road runways in Belarus. Our roads are magnificent,” summed up Major-General Alexander Karev.
Belarusian Air Force units land on Minsk-Mogilev motorway
25 August, 14:24
“Airfields will be first on the enemy's target list. Events in Syria clearly demonstrated it. The exercises allow us to practice flying Air Force units from highway strips and performing combat tasks. There are plenty of road runways in Belarus. Our roads are magnificent,” summed up Major-General Alexander Karev.
Tactical exercise for Belarusian, Russian air force units scheduled for 23-25 August
22 August, 18:47
The air force exercise will be part of preparations for the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017. Aircraft and helicopters will be redeployed from Russia to Belarusian airfields for practicing joint actions during the exercise.
Seven countries invited to monitor Zapad 2017
22 August, 14:34
“Being guided by the policy of good-neighborliness and reciprocity, the OSCE Vienna document 2011 on confidence-and security-building measures and bilateral agreements on complementary confidence-and security-building measures, we have invited observers from Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, and Norway to monitor the exercise,” reads the statement.
Over 2,500 military engaged in logistics exercise in Belarus prior to Zapad 2017
22 August, 13:44
The Belarusian-Russian exercise for logistics units is scheduled for 21-25 August. The exercise is taking place in the Borisovsky exercise area, several locations in Minsk Oblast, Vitebsk Oblast, and Mogilev Oblast as well as permanent stations of the logistics army units.
Belarusian-Russian logistics exercise scheduled for 21-25 August prior to Zapad 2017
15 August, 13:10
Units from the Russian part of the regional army group will be arriving in Belarus as from 15 August to create a real situation the logistics army units will have to handle. During the exercise Belarusian and Russian military personnel will work together to practice logistics and technical support.
Preparations for Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 in final phase
14 August, 16:04
Oleg Belokonev said: “We have reached the final phase. Two major final events will begin soon — an exercise for the logistics and technical support system and a tactical exercise for air force units.” He also stressed that the Zapad 2017 exercise was purely defensive, transparent, and open.
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