The Belarusian-Russian strategic exercises “West-2021” will take place on the territory of Belarus in 2021, the military department of Belarus reported on Thursday, October 29.
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“The key event of the next academic year will be the joint strategic exercise of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation, held on our territory, Zapad-2021,” the Belarusian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Two days earlier, the joint board of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus and Russia approved the scenario of joint strategic exercises of the armed forces of the two states, the Belarusian military department reported.
Earlier in September, Belarus hosted joint exercises with Russia “Slavic Brotherhood”. The paratroopers of the two countries worked out the issues of interaction between units when performing tactical tasks.
The head of the Belarusian Defense Ministry Viktor Khrenin assured that Moscow and Minsk are ready to respond to any threats and ensure the military security of countries, society and citizens who want to work peacefully for the good of their country.
He clarified that the idea of the Slavic Brotherhood exercise was to use the airspace to fulfill the tasks of the Russian and Belarusian aviation, Gazeta.ru writes.
It was planned that Serbia would also take part in the exercises, but due to pressure from the European Union, the country abandoned the upcoming exercises in Belarus and suspended military exercises with all countries for six months.