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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.

Oleg Belokonev
Belarusian-Russian regional military force begins Zapad 2017 exercise
14 September, 12:50
According to the source, command posts have been deployed, the command system is fully operational. Tasks have been clarified and the commanding officers at the command posts are now adjusting previously made decisions.
Military commanders receive instructions for Zapad 2017 drills
14 September, 12:16
“Heads of military administrative bodies, commanders of large and small units and military bases involved in the drills have received directives of the general staffs of the Belarus-Russia Union State regarding their training missions," the department said.
Photo courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry
Russian tank units to be redeployed to Belarus for Zapad 2017 within 24 hours
14 September, 11:30
During the drills Russian and Belarusian tankmen will drill the collaboration and overall support of troops, modern approaches to using armed forces in fighting against illegal armed formations and enemy penetration teams.
Preparations for the Zapad 2017 army exercise
Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 begins
14 September, 09:03
The exercise will be held on 14-20 September. Belarus will provide the exercise areas near Lepel, Borisov, Losvido, Osipovichi, two exercise areas of the Air Force and Air Defense Command near Ruzhany and Domanovo as well as a piece of terrain near the village of Dretun.
Belarusian drones to feature in Zapad 2017 army exercise
13 September, 17:28
The Belarusian company KB Indela unveiled its unmanned helicopter designed for combat and reconnaissance missions during the defense technology expo MILEX 2017. The unmanned helicopter also took part in the parade on 3 July, Belarus' Independence Day.
At the press conference
Defense Ministry: Belarus strictly adheres to its international arms control obligations
13 September, 17:28
Oleg Voinov noted that the OSCE and NATO member states actively take advantage of their opportunities envisaged by the international arms control agreements.
Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 to practice border protection
13 September, 16:53
Practical episodes of the Zapad 2017 exercise will be focused on how Belarusian and Russian troops operate as part of the regional military force to defend parts of the state border, guard and defend military installations, block and eliminate sabotage and reconnaissance forces and illegal armed groups.
Oleg Voinov
Modern warfare at heart of Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017
13 September, 16:31
According to Oleg Voinov, the concept stems from a crisis situation, which gets aggravated due to activities of illegal armed groups, international separatist and terrorist organizations enjoying outside support.
An archive photo
Belarusian APC Cayman to participate in Zapad 2017 exercise
13 September, 16:24
Four Caymans with various weapon systems will be involved in the army exercise. The weapons include a large-caliber machine gun Utes and a modernized Kalashnikov machine gun for armored vehicles. The Belarusian APCs will be utilized in several episodes of the exercise in the Borisovsky exercise area.
Preparations for the Zapad 2017 army exercise
Voinov: Belarus promptly informs the public about Zapad 2017
13 September, 15:54
A large number of observers have been invited to attend the Zapad 2017 army exercise. Initiations have been sent to international organizations such as the UN, OSCE, NATO, CIS, CSTO, ICRC and also the military-diplomatic corps accredited in the embassies of foreign states in Belarus.
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