MINSK, 22 July (BelTA) – The first army train carrying Russian troops and hardware arrived in Brest ahead of the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2021 [West 2021], the Belarusian Defense Ministry told BelTA.
Sergei Kobrov, deputy commanding officer of a Russian army unit, said: “We've arrived in a good mood. The journey took less than 24 hours. There were no problems in transit. Aid was provided for unloading our hardware. I am glad to come to Belarus with my troops in order to participate in the exercise. Our unit regularly participates in major strategic army exercises. Our short-term goal is to unload the weapons and military hardware without breaking safety regulations, move to the designated area, and start setting up a field camp.”
An army train carrying Russian military personnel and hardware also arrived at the railway station Polonka as part of preparations for participation in the joint strategic army exercise.