The joint exercise «Union Resolve» with Russia started today in Belarus, the press service of the Ministry of Defense reports. The purpose of the maneuvers is to suppress and repel external aggression during a defensive operation, as well as countering terrorism and protecting the interests of the Union State.
The following actions will be worked out during the exercise:
- strengthening sections of the state border in possible areas of illegal entry into the territory of the Republic of Belarus of armed groups of militants, blocking the channels for the delivery of weapons, ammunition and other means that can be used to destabilize the situation in the country with the occupation of designated borders and the installation of checkpoints;
- search, blocking and destruction of illegal armed formations and sabotage reconnaissance groups of the enemy in the designated areas of responsibility, organization of interaction and comprehensive support;
- certain issues of post-conflict settlement.
Belarusian forces, as well as units of the Eastern Military District of Russia take part in the exercise.
The actions are held at the training grounds «Obuz-Lesnovski», «Asipovichski», «Brestski», «Gozhskш», as well as certain areas of the terrain, the airfields of Baranavichy, Luninets, Lida and Machulishchy are involved.
According to the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the legend implies that two main opponents will fight among themselves. On the one part is the «Republic of Polessie» and the «Northern Federation». On the other hand, there is a Western coalition of interested states, which includes Niaris, Pomorie, Klopia and terrorist organizations under their control.
According to the plans of the commanders of the Air Force and Air Defense troops, the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces, the troops of the Western and North-Western operational commands of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, a complex of separate tactical drills will be held with the troops of associations that are not related to the general design of the inspection.
The exercise has already become a reason for the Baltic States to activate the risk reduction mechanism of the Vienna Document.