The reaction forces of the Belarusian army are being tested. Minsk assured that the maneuvers pose no threat either to Europe or to neighboring countries
A sudden check of the reaction forces has begun in the Armed Forces of Belarus, the country's Ministry of Defense said in a Telegram message.
In during the inspection, military units and subunits will practice putting on alert, marching to designated areas, and performing combat training tasks.
“The ongoing events are one of the most effective forms of training troops and do not pose any threat either to the European community as a whole, or to neighboring countries in particular,” — The report says.
The inspection is carried out in order to assess the readiness and ability of personnel to respond quickly to a possible crisis, the Ministry of Defense specified.
Military units and subunits will operate in an unfamiliar terrain and in rapidly changing environments. The forces participating in the test will demonstrate the ability to counter threats both on the ground and in the air.
The department also clarified that a significant amount of military equipment will participate in the check, so traffic jams are possible.
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In February, joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises “Allied Resolve-2022” were held on the territory of Belarus. The Russian Ministry of Defense explained that the maneuvers were being carried out “as part of a test of the reaction forces of the Union State.”
The military practiced measures to strengthen the protection of the state border and prevent the penetration of armed groups of militants, block the channels for the delivery of weapons and ammunition, search and destroy illegal armed formations and saboteurs of a mock enemy. Including worked out actions to repel an attack from the outside. The exercises were held from 10 to 20 February.
At the end of April, Poland warned of military exercises near the borders with Germany and Ukraine. Warsaw noted that in a number of border provinces there will be an intensive movement of military equipment. They stressed that the exercises will be held in accordance with the program for this year. The maneuvers began on May 1 and will last until May 26.
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