From August 21-25, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus staged a joint exercise that concluded with road operations by a range of front-line types.
EXERCISE REPORT | BELARUS ROAD OPS
DESCRIBED AS AN ‘operational-tactical’ exercise, the joint Russian-Belarusian maneuvers were a prelude to the largescale ‘Zapad-17’ strategic exercise that began in September and was held in Belarus, Kaliningrad Oblast and other areas of north-western Russia. As well as involving special forces, the preceding tactical exercise tested the efficiency of the single regional air defense system that is maintained by Belarus and Russia to ensure the military security of the two states. This involved testing the preparedness of their respective aircraft for combat use.