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17 January 2022, 16:39

Opinion: Allied Resolve exercise is not a step towards confrontation with collective West

MINSK, 17 January (BelTA) - The operational exercise of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia Allied Resolve 2022 cannot be considered as a step towards confrontation with the collective West or aggravation of the situation on the border with Ukraine, military analyst at the Belarusian Institute of Strategic Research (BISR) Andrei Chernobai.

"Holding the joint operational exercise of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia Allied Resolve 2022 on the territory of the Republic of Belarus can in no way be considered as a step towards confrontation with the collective West or aggravation of the situation on the border with Ukraine," Andrei Chernobai said.

The Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation adequately assess the military-political situation on the borders of the Union State and take the necessary measures to ensure the military security of the countries.

“We carry out annual scheduled and snap combat readiness inspections of military command bodies, formations and units of the Armed Forces of Belarus. Similar inspections take place in the Russian Federation. The joint combat readiness inspection of the Union State Armed Forces to respond to risks and challenges to military security seems well-timed and justified. The upcoming exercise will be purely defensive in nature,” said Andrei Chernobai.

According to the military analyst, the U.S. Army currently participates in five NATO operations and missions in Europe. “This fact makes any questions regarding the participation of the Russian Armed Forces in exercises on the territory of our country inappropriate,” Andrei Chernobai said.

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