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29 November 2021, 14:40

Plans for Belarusian-Russian army exercise to cover southern borders

MINSK, 29 November (BelTA) – Belarus intends to stage an army exercise together with Russia in order to cover southern borders. Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin made the statement after the government conference held by the Belarus president in the Defense Ministry's strategic control center on 29 November to discuss military security, BelTA has learned.

Viktor Khrenin remarked that Belarus and Russia do not intend to stage a large-scale army exercise like the Zapad exercise or the Shchit Soyuza [union shield] in 2022. But the troops intend to carry out a set of medium-term events and measures in order to cover Belarus' southern borders.

“We intend to carry out an exercise together with our colleagues, the main strategic ally – the Russian Federation,” the Belarusian defense minister said.

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