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03 August 2020, 15:02

Belarus to host two contests of International Army Games

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BREST, 3 August (BelTA) – Two contests of the International Army Games 2020 – Sniper Frontier and Polar Star – will take place in a military exercise area near Brest, BelTA learned from Chief of the Special Operations Forces of the Belarusian army, Major-General Vadim Denisenko on 2 August.

The Brestsky exercise area will host the contests Sniper Frontier and Polar Star. 18 teams have said they will participate in the former for now and five ones will participate in the latter. But information changes daily, Vadim Denisenko said.

Participants of the contests are going to arrive in Brest on 10-22 August. Isolation and other measures will be enforced in full taking into account the epidemic situation, the officer stressed.

The Belarusian-Russian-Serb exercise Slavonic Brotherhood is expected to take place in the exercise area of the 38th Independent Air Assault Brigade in late September. “It is a scheduled exercise we have to host. Preparations for it are nearly completed,” Vadim Denisenko said.

The Brestsky exercise area has been considerably upgraded for the sake of hosting international competitions and exercises. In particular, the length of field roads has been extended, sites for firing practice have been improved, new facilities have been set up. “When we started preparations for the International Army Games, a massive upgrade of the Brestsky exercise area was one of the goals. Over the course of five years the exercise area has been changed beyond recognition. Only several minor matters are left to be addressed. The facilities are sufficient for comprehensive training of the troops and for hosting exercises of any level,” the chief of the Special Operations Forces of the Belarusian army summed up.

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