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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.

Belarusian defense minister refuses to comment on emotional analysis of Zapad 2017 exercise
18 September, 13:22
Andrei Ravkov said: “We've recently seen an increase in the number of analysts focusing on military affairs, including in Belarus. Most of them did not even serve in the army. I would like to leave their outbursts and expressions without comments.”
Opinion: Hysteria around Zapad 2017 army exercise is artificial
18 September, 11:39
“The hysteria around Zapad 2017 is clearly artificial. There was nothing of the kind when we conducted the military exercise several years ago. Someone wants to draw the attention to themselves, get some economic benefits, ‘freshen up their political faces',” Sergei Bobrikov said.
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Latvian military confirm Belarus' openness after inspection of Zapad 2017 army exercise
18 September, 10:37
“Following the inspection Latvia confirmed a high level of transparency and wide openness of Belarus,” Vladimir Makarov stressed.
SPECIAL REPORT: Active phase of the Zapad 2017 exercise began with an air assault of the enemy ‘lair'
17 September, 16:43
Despite rainy weather the Ruzhansky army exercise area was hot on 17 September when the active phase of the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 began.
Fight against saboteurs in focus of first stage of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
15 September, 20:14
During the first stage of the Zapad 2017 exercise in the course of defensive preparations and other missions priority attention was paid to the fight against illegal armed groups and sabotage and reconnaissance forces of the imaginary enemy, said the source.
Second day of Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 over
15 September, 20:00
Apart from that, in the Domanovsky exercise area air defense missile units marched to a new position. Providing air defense on the move was practiced as well as securing and defending the new position.
Russian reporters to watch active phase of Zapad 2017 exercise in Belarus
15 September, 19:17
A media tour focusing on military technology cooperation in the Union State of Belarus and Russia will take place on 19-20 September. It is timed to the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017.
Belarusian, Russian Air Force units escort army columns in Zapad 2017 exercise
15 September, 16:37
According to the source, Belarusian and Russian air force units are working together under the supervision of the staff of the joint strategic army exercise Zapad 2017. The units are busy performing aerial reconnaissance in exercise areas and flying to provide fire support and escort to columns of troops on the ground.
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1,000km-long secure communication line set up in Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
15 September, 16:30
According to the source, the secure radio relay line is about 1,000km long and can transfer large amounts of audio and video data between field command posts at speeds of over 300Mbps.
Belarusian, Russian troops fighting saboteurs in Zapad 2017 exercise
15 September, 16:20
Commanding officers and staffs of the joint military force have started planning a joint operation designed to block and destroy sabotage and reconnaissance forces of the imaginary enemy in the relevant responsibility areas.
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