MINSK, 12 April (BelTA) – Results of the latest muster of territorial defense forces indicate the correctness of the chosen approaches, BelTA learned from Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, First Deputy Defense Minister of Belarus Viktor Gulevich.
Viktor Gulevich said: “The first stage of a muster of territorial defense forces and assets continues. Since various agencies get involved in these musters, one can say that virtually all kinds of defense, security, and law enforcement agencies of Belarus are covered. In the course of checking the Borisov District territorial defense staff we practiced mobilization, combat shakedown, and checked their training levels during a command and staff exercise through practical actions.”
The officer added that new approaches will undergo further practical evaluation this year. “In particular, actions of people's militia in small populated localities have been practiced. For now the results indicate the correctness of the chosen approaches,” Viktor Gulevich concluded.
An exercise designed to check the readiness of Minsk Oblast territorial defense has been in progress in Borisov District since 20 March under the guidance of Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, First Deputy Defense Minister of Belarus Viktor Gulevich. State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin, and Chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee Aleksandr Turchin checked on the progress of the exercise. The formation of people's militia, guarding and defense of various facilities by territorial defense forces were practiced during the exercise.