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Belarus: Russian and Belarusian airborne forces conduct drills near Polish border01:59

Belarus: Russian and Belarusian airborne forces conduct drills near Polish border

Russian Federation, Brestsky, Brest
April 7, 2016 at 17:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian and Belarusian airborne forces conducted joint drills on Thursday at the Brestsky proving ground in Brest, western Belarus not far from the Polish border.

The troops practised a major counter-terrorism operation to halt and destroy illegal armed formations. A total of about 400 troops and 100 units of military hardware and special equipment were deployed in the training exercise.

Commenting on the drills, General Vadim Denisenko of the Belarusian armed forces said that the soldiers only worked on the “most important” operational issues. “First is the implementation of night operations; second is the execution of combat missions with a large number of water obstacles,” he added.

The drills were part of the international military cooperation programme set-up by the Union State of Russia and Belarus.

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Russian and Belarusian airborne forces conducted joint drills on Thursday at the Brestsky proving ground in Brest, western Belarus not far from the Polish border.

The troops practised a major counter-terrorism operation to halt and destroy illegal armed formations. A total of about 400 troops and 100 units of military hardware and special equipment were deployed in the training exercise.

Commenting on the drills, General Vadim Denisenko of the Belarusian armed forces said that the soldiers only worked on the “most important” operational issues. “First is the implementation of night operations; second is the execution of combat missions with a large number of water obstacles,” he added.

The drills were part of the international military cooperation programme set-up by the Union State of Russia and Belarus.

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