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12 November 2021, 14:16

Belarusian, Russian paratroopers in combat readiness exercise

Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Defense Ministry's  news agency Vayar
Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Defense Ministry's news agency Vayar

MINSK, 12 November (BelTA) – Due to increasing military activities near the state border of Belarus one of the components of the response forces of the Union State of Belarus and Russia is being tested, the Belarusian Defense Ministry told BelTA.

An aerial assault of Belarusian and Russian paratroopers was arranged in the exercise area Gozhsky on 12 November. The battalion-sized tactical group includes units of the Special Operations Forces of the Belarusian army and units of the Airborne Forces of the Russian army.

Russian military transport aircraft IL-76 and Belarusian helicopters are involved in the exercise. After landing the Belarusian and Russian paratroopers will carry out a number of combat training missions, including the capture and defense of a staging area, search and destruction of specific installations as well as enemy scout and saboteur groups and illegal armed forces. Once all the tasks are completed, participants of the exercise will return to their permanent bases, the Defense Ministry said.

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