First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Gerasimov arrived for exercises in Belarus

First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Valery Gerasimov arrived in Belarus to monitor the readiness of formations and military units to participate in the joint Russian-Belarusian exercise “Allied Resolve”, the Russian Ministry of Defense reports.

This exercise is the final stage of the inspection of the troops, which started in January of this year in accordance with the decision of the presidents of the two countries.

During the exercise, it is planned to work out the tasks of repelling external aggression, as well as countering terrorism and protecting the interests of the Union State .

Earlier, Dmitry Peskov said that Russian troops would leave Belarus after the exercises. According to him, there was never any talk that the Russian military could stay in the republic. Recall that the Russian-Belarusian exercises are taking place & nbsp; from February 2 to February 9. The troops of the Eastern Military District were transferred to a distance of up to 10 thousand kilometers to test the reaction forces of the Union State.


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