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Belarusian, Russian soldiers drill defense and counterattack cooperation at West 2017 military exercises

The joint strategic military drills West 2017 are continuing.

The Union State army is to drill another important tactic episode on 19 September-to repel the attacks of the enemy’s aviation. Anti-missile systems S-300 and Osa have been set up at the Domanovsky range. The systems are to hit the targets, which imitate cruise missiles and helicopters of fire support. Aviation machinery will not allow the enemy to capture the air.

Vladimir Makarov, spokesman for the main department of ideological work of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus:
Other military units will be fulfilling the tasks in accordance with the purpose. It is being on duty at an indicated hot zone in departments of rocket forces, aerial reconnaissance in the responsibility area of unmanned aerial vehicles.

The active phase of West 2017 military drills will last till 20 September. It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will be observing one of the main episodes of the military exercises at a range near Borisov on Wednesday. The President will be able to estimate the reached cooperation level in defensive battles. Besides the President being at the military range, the presence of high command of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, authorities of the Union State, the CSTO, the CIS, international observers and diplomats is expected.

Belarusian, Russian soldiers drill defense and counterattack cooperation at West 2017 military exercises