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Russian-Belarusian Exercise WEST-2021 Preparations

Preparations for WEST-2021 [image © Russian Federation MoD]

In the Voronezh region Russian military personnel of the Western Military District are preparing for the joint strategic exercises WEST-2021.

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Press Release, Moscow, 10 June 2021: [auto-translated] In the Voronezh region, the military personnel of the Western Military District are preparing for the joint strategic exercises WEST-2021.

In the Voronezh region, at the Pogonovo and Krinitsa training grounds, servicemen of the Vislensky Motorised Rifle Division of the combined arms army of the Western Military District (ZVO – ЗВО) began intensive combat training for the upcoming large-scale joint strategic Russian-Belarusian exercises WEST-2021.

During the first week, firing of motorised rifle squads will take place, during which servicemen will work out a full list of actions in the offensive and defense, including work in pairs, passing mine-explosive obstacles and overcoming various obstacles by driver mechanics. Particular attention is paid to the training of gunners-operators, who must provide cover for personnel and destroy targets at a distance of about 1200 metres. It is planned that the servicemen will undergo a full course of combat training, starting with the formation of squads and ending with large-scale regimental exercises.

Over 90% of the personnel of the motorised rifle division of the combined arms army of the Western Military District will take part in the joint strategic Russian-Belarusian exercises WEST-2021.

[image © Russian Federation MoD]

Source: Press Service of the Russian Federation MoD Western Military District

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