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Belarusian paratroopers to continue North Pole drills

Belarusian paratroopers will continue "the conquest" of the North Pole. The second landing in the harsh sub-zero temperatures will be held in early April in joint exercises with the Russian Airborne Troops. 

A special operations forces division of Belarus are now in Russia's Pskov for training. Then the military from the two countries will go to land on the drifting ice of the Arctic Ocean.

In extreme weather conditions, the allied forces will have to perform a number of humanitarian tasks. The Polar contingent will train survival and movement in icy conditions as well as rescue and evacuation of people in trouble.

Vladislav Stepanyuk, Deputy Commander of the Special Operations Forces on Airborne Training of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus:
As part of the Arctic contingent, the troops of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus will for the second time participate in the training of humanitarian operations in the North Pole. This is a very important event in the field of military training of special forces. Our paratroopers, our special forces must be ready to perform any task assigned to them under any circumstances.