Preparations for the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 have been completed, BelTA learned from Belarusian Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov on 7 September.
The official said: “Preparations for the Zapad 2017 exercise are now over. The deployment of the command system will be finished on 13 September. On 14 September we will get down to fulfilling tasks of the joint strategic army exercise.”
The military personnel have been already been stationed where they will fulfill their combat training missions. The united command of the regional military force is being deployed.