As the final chord of the large-scale joint exercises “West-2021”, the latest equipment of the Union State, participating in the maneuvers, was paraded at the Obuz-Lesnovsky Belarusian combined-arms training ground in the Brest region. T-72B and T-80 tanks, infantry and airborne combat vehicles, BM-21 and Tornado multiple launch rocket systems stretched out on the parade ground in a long line of combat vehicles.
All the goals have been achieved, the tasks have been fulfilled at a high quality level, the Minister of Defense of Belarus, tenant-general Viktor Khrenin, confirmed on September 17 at the closing of the Belarusian-Russian strategic exercise. BelTA…
The military leader drew attention to the symbolism of the maneuvers during the celebration of the National Unity Day in the republic. “Established in honor of the event that took place on September 17, 1939, when the Red Army began its liberation campaign, as a result of which the Belarusian people were reunited in a single state. The Belarusians remember their history, and it will always be like this,” the minister expressed confidence.
The peculiarity of the last exercise, according to him, was the participation of partners from Kazakhstan in it. Carried out in strict accordance with the approved plan, it allows increasing the interoperability of headquarters at various levels, as well as the integration of promising systems of command and control of troops and weapons, ”the minister said.
In addition, high-level field and air training maneuvers of the military units forming part of the regional grouping of Belarusian and Russian troops. “We got the opportunity to verify the chosen direction of military development, to determine further ways of cooperation in the interests of developing the Armed Forces and strengthening the defense capabilities of states,” the lieutenant general said.
Emphasizing the deep historical history of generations, the representative emphasized that the teaching took place on the sacred Belarusian land, where during the Great Patriotic War there was an unprecedented nationwide resistance to the aggressor. “The peoples of the Soviet Union made a decisive contribution to the defeat of the enemy and the salvation of all mankind.” The Union State and the CSTO, including the implementation of joint exercises, make a significant contribution to ensuring regional security, “Khrenin stated.
And although, he explained, a detailed analysis of the exercise is still ahead, today it can be argued that “we were able to verify the guidelines in the training and development of our armed forces, to determine its overall perspective.”
The military leader once again made it clear that Belarus does not regard any country as a target. As soon as possible, carry out the regrouping of the Russian part of the RGV (S) troops on the territory of Belarus and within it, prepare and repel the offensive of any territory, and wants to encroach on our independent integrity. and sovereignty. “
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