Weekly magazine “Arguments and Facts” No. 37. When will the pills “for old age” appear? 15/09/2021
On Monday, Vladimir Putin visited the Mulino training ground in the Nizhny Novgorod region, where the main stage of the “strong” Russian-Belarusian exercises “West-2021” started.
In addition to the units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and Belarus, military personnel from Armenia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia participate in them. The actions on conducting maneuverable defense, applying a concentrated fire strike and defeating the wedged group of a conditional enemy are being worked out.
The joint strategic exercises Moscow and Minsk are held once every two years. In 2021, 9 Russian and 5 Belarusian training grounds were allocated for them, part of the maneuvers took place in the Baltic Sea waters. In total, 200 thousand personnel, 80 aircraft and helicopters, 760 units of military equipment, including 290 tanks, 240 guns, multiple rocket launchers and mortars, and 15 ships were involved in the exercises.