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13 December 2022, 19:55

Belarusian army's latest snap drill to check readiness of immediate response forces

Aleksandr Volfovich. An archive photo
Aleksandr Volfovich. An archive photo

MINSK, 13 December (BelTA) – The snap drill will primarily check the readiness of immediate response forces of the Belarusian army, BelTA learned from State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich.

Aleksandr Volfovich said: “A number of army units are going through a snap drill upon orders of the head of state. This is a large-scale drill and an unexpected one for top army officers. The readiness of immediate response forces will be primarily checked. Those are the army units, which will have to scramble first if the situation at the country's borders or inside the country deteriorates. To put it simply, those are permanently ready forces.”

Aleksandr Volfovich went on saying that a number of missions will be accomplished during the snap drill. Troops will have to march over long distances into an unknown territory where they will have to guard various installations, occupy firing positions, and accomplish firing and tactical tasks. Missions will be formulated by analyzing the experience of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, BelTA was told.

An army unit located in the Southern Operational Command was put on alert at eight in the morning on 13 December. It is getting ready to march and secure a facility at the southern border. The scale of the snap drill will be increased later on and virtually the entire operational command will be checked. Once the drill is over, performance of the troops will be thoroughly analyzed and results will be reported to the head of state, Aleksandr Volfovich concluded.

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