The servicemen of Russia and Belarus have started preparing for joint large-scale exercises in early autumn. Moreover, military personnel from other countries will also be involved in them. This was stated in an interview with the official newspaper of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation "Red Star" by the head of the Main Department of Combat Training of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Ivan Buvaltsev.
According to him, the joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of Russia and the Republic of Belarus "West-2021", scheduled for September, will be "the main event for the training of military authorities, troops (forces) in the current academic year." It is noted that during the exercise, joint actions will be worked out to perform training and combat tasks by the armies of the Union State. "In addition, foreign states are invited to participate in the exercise as part of a coalition group of troops (forces), a feature of joint actions of which will be the achievement of tactical compatibility of control bodies and troops to repel the attack of a conditional enemy and defeat it, which does not allow further combat operations," General Buvaltsev said, adding that the upcoming exercise will demonstrate the combat capabilities of modern weapons and military equipment.
"The reconnaissance of the areas of the joint strategic exercise has already been carried out, the preparation of the corresponding training grounds for the deployment of troops (forces) and the implementation of combat training tasks has been organized. Training of troops (forces) has begun) according to their relocation to the areas of the exercises, " the military commander concluded.