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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.

Foreign reporters remark upon openness of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
19 September, 19:57
About 50 reporters from Ukraine, Germany, France, the UK, the USA, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia came to the Domanovo army exercise area to cover the second stage of the Zapad 2017 exercise. Nora Thorp Bjornstad from Norway was one of them.
MiG-29 jet fighters
Belarusian, Russian fighters to fly cover for attack aircraft on last day of Zapad 2017 exercise
19 September, 19:31
A mixed unit of the 115th Air Defense Missile Regiment will have to practice protecting a military taskforce from air strikes in the Domanovo exercise area. Belarusian and Russian MiG-29 jet fighters will fly cover for attack aircraft and a long-range radar surveillance and targeting aircraft A-50.
Paratroopers stop saboteurs from reaching gas main in Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
19 September, 19:12
According to the source, units of the 38th Guards Airborne Brigade were in charge of protecting a section of the gas main in the Losvido exercise area. The army units practiced preventing the penetration of the secure installation and destroying the enemy.
Observers pleased with answers about Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
19 September, 18:38
According to Thomas Moller, the Zapad 2017 army exercise is proceeding in quite a transparent manner. “We get full answers to all the questions we ask,” he noted. Lieutenant Colonel Kiss Kaupo of the Estonian army backed his colleague.
Wearable computers in action in Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
19 September, 16:46
The scouts were fitted with Strelets wearable computers to march for 20km behind enemy lines. They had to find out where the enemy's armored units, command posts, fuel and ammunition depots are located as well as the railway stations where the enemy's army units detrain.
Tank ‘carousel' demonstrated as part of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
19 September, 16:07
The Russian tankmen resorted to the tank carousel tactics: three T-80 tanks fired continuously after emerging in a new location from behind sandy hills after each shot. The tanks were backed by 152mm self-properly artillery units Giatsint and Msta-S.
Counterattacking in focus of Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017
19 September, 13:29
The second stage of the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 continues. During this stage the army units practice managing troops and assets in a rapidly changing situation in addition to organizing interaction and all kinds of support for the sake of accomplishing their missions.
Sergei Lebedev. An archive photo
Lebedev: Hype about Zapad 2017 is artificial
19 September, 12:39
“The Commonwealth of Independent States has a clear and univocal assessment of the exercise,” Sergei Lebedev stressed. In his words, Zapad 2017 is a scheduled exercise which, as has been repeatedly stated, does not bear any threat for the neighboring and other states.
Nikolai Bugrovsky
Opinion: Zapad 2017 army exercise contributes to military combat readiness
19 September, 11:13
Nikolai Bugrovsky stated that such exercises are held every two years in Belarus and Russia on rotation. They are useful for developing combat operations skills and sharing experience.
Raymond Saint Pierre
Canadian journalist: Belarus ensures open access for mass media at Zapad 2017
19 September, 10:26
The Canadian journalist said that he has already spent three days in Belarus and this is his second army exercise. He took note of a big area for tactical activities and a great number of military hardware.
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