Moscow, September 14. On the territory of Russia and Belarus started joint strategic exercises "West-2017". They attended to 12.7 thousand troops of the two countries.
during the exercise, the Russian and Belarusian military will practice joint actions on the organization of interaction and comprehensive support in the interest of the task, the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.
In a strategic exercise involved 70 aircraft and helicopters, up to 680 pieces of equipment, including about 250 tanks, 200 guns, rocket systems of volley fire and mortars, up to 10 warships.
Tactical episodes of the live-fire, wide application of forces and assets aviation and air defense forces will be held on grounds of the "Lepel", "Losvido", "Borisov", "Osipovichsky", "Ruzhansky", "Domanovsky" and location "Dretun", located on the territory of Belarus, and the three ranges of "Luga", "Strugi Krasnye" and "pravdinskiy" on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Recall that the exercises under the guidance of the chiefs of General staffs of armed forces of the Russian Federation and Belarus, are purely defensive and not directed against any States or groups of countries..