MINSK, 4 December (BelTA) – The Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2021 [West] will take place in September. The exercise is meant to enhance the military security of the Union State of Belarus and Russia. Russian Defense Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu made the statement during a telephone conference, TASS reports.
The official said that this army exercise will be the most important event for drilling practical actions of the troops.
Sergei Shoigu noted that preparations for the International Army Games will continue next year, including for two new events – Tactical Shooter that will involve tactical shooting and Meridian that is intended for army topographers. Apart from that, a contest for the deployment of a field hospital will be arranged as part of an army-wide competition.
The official stressed that efforts to fulfill the plans for preparing for the next training year will allow maintaining a high level of the combat ability of the troops and adequately responding to possible aggravations of the military political situation. Sanitary and counter-epidemic measures will be observed during all the events, the Russian defense minister stressed.