More than 100 servicemen from the joint Belarusian-Russian team were parachuted from military transport aviation planes.
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MOGILEV, Belarus — Russian and Belarussian armies participated in a combined mass assault that formed a joint training exercise culmination on March 25.
Russian paratroopers and servicemen of the Special Operations Forces (SOF) of the Republic of Belarus completed the destruction of a mock enemy at the Osipovichsky testing ground near Mogilev City in the Republic of Belarus.
“In the course of the drawing of hostilities, the paratroopers of the two countries practiced the retention of the designated defense line, in the area of which they conducted live firing of the consolidated reinforced paratrooper battalion,” said the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in a statement.
As per the exercise plan, the two countries’ paratroopers performed the designated defense line’s holding. The purpose of the hostilities was to attract determined enemies in which they conducted live firing of the consolidated reinforced paratrooper battalion.
More than 100 servicemen from the joint Belarusian-Russian team were parachuted from military transport aviation planes to completely destroy the enemy’s divisions.
During the battle, the reconnaissance unit of the Special Operation Forces of Belarus, by its conduct, compelled the convoy of the mock enemy’s equipment to change course and collapse into a planned fire ambush.
After sappers blew up a portion of the armored vehicle accumulation, missile and bomb attacks were launched by a pair of Yak-130 military training aircraft, Mi-8MT helicopters armed with unguided missile complexes, 220-mm Hurricane multiple launch rocket systems, and 120-mm Nona M-1.
At the frontline, anti-aircraft cannons ZU-23-2, armored personnel carriers BTR-80, RPG-7D grenade launchers, and small arms were then used to destroy the enemy.
“For the final completion of the encirclement and destruction of the mock enemy, more than 100 servicemen of the combined Belarusian-Russian unit were dropped from the Il-76MD military transport aircraft to the designated area, which by their actions completed the blockade of the area,” said the statement.
As per the Ministry of Defense, the Republic of Belarus, The Special Operations Forces (SOF) are a crucial element of strategic deterrence, designed to accomplish various tasks using unique methods and techniques to prevent escalation or stop an armed conflict against the Republic of Belarus, launched by any aggressor.
“SOF (Special Operations Forces) units are constantly ready for engagement both in peace and wartime,” said the Ministry of Defense, the Republic of Belarus in a report. “They can conduct an operation independently or in conjunction with various units of the Armed Forces, the Internal Troops and other services of the Belarusian Interior Ministry, State Border Committee and State Security Committee.”
The Special Operations Forces Command was established to exercise command and control over subordinate units, supervise their combat and mobilization training, plan their activities, provide force development and tackle other issues.
(Edited by Saptak Datta and Vaibhav Vishwanath Pawar.)