BORISOV, 20 September (BelTA) – Training missions were performed in a quality manner in the course of the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement as he inspected the troops taking part in the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 in the Borisovsky exercise area on 20 September, BelTA has learned.
Alexander Lukashenko stressed: “The exercise went in line with the approved concept. Its goals have been reached. Training missions have been completed in a quality manner. Joint defense in conditions of modern challenges and security threats was practiced at a decent level.”
The Zapad 2017 army exercise also allowed improving the level of cohesion of command and control organizations and the operational compatibility of staffs of different levels. The exercise also improved the ability of Belarusians and Russians to work together in combat situations. “Commanding officers and staffs had some good practice planning actions of their troops. Strong skills and combat mastery was demonstrated by personnel of various army units, which belong to the regional military force,” noted the president.
The Zapad 2017 army exercise also allowed testing new army regulations, determining future ways of cooperation for the sake of bolstering the armed forces and the defensive capability of the two countries.