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Belarus, Russia prepare for Union Shield 2019 exercise

Society 24.10.2018 | 12:56
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Belarus Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Belarus Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov

MINSK, 24 October (BelTA) - Belarus and Russia have begun preparing for the Union Shield 2019 exercise, Belarus Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov said at the joint meeting of the defense ministries of Russia and Belarus, BelTA has learned.

“The general staffs have embarked on the preparation of the Union Shield 2019 exercise, which will be the main event of joint training of the military administration and troops in 2019 and which will further improve the system of military security of the Union State,” Andrei Ravkov noted.

According to him, such events help check the quality and level of combat readiness of the regional group of troops, to see the real capabilities of weapons and the ability to carry out combat tasks.

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