Military units of Russia and Belarus parachuted from a height of 600 m as part of the exercises “Slavic Brotherhood – 2020”. This was announced on Sunday, September 20, by the RF Ministry of Defense.
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“The landing of Russian and Belarusian paratroopers was carried out in the morning on the“ Sahara ”landing site, which is unfamiliar to Russian military personnel, located in the border region of the Brest region of the Republic of Belarus,” TASS quotes a statement from the military department.
It is noted that six aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Il-76 aircraft of the Belarusian Air Force participated in the landing of the Russian-Belarusian troops. Special-purpose units used the Arbalet-2 and Lesnik parachute systems.
“After landing, the personnel began to practice tactical actions to capture important objects of the imaginary enemy,” the Defense Ministry summed up.
A few days ago, Russian Ambassador to Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev said that the Russian-Belarusian military exercises “Slavic Brotherhood”, which are taking place at the Brest training ground, are of a planned nature.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the exercises will take place until September 25. The paratroopers of the two countries will work out the issues of interaction between units in the performance of tactical tasks.
Upon completion of the “Slavic Brotherhood” Belarus will take part in the strategic command and staff exercises “Kavkaz-2020” in Russia.