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Russia deploys troops and begins military exercises in Belarus

Members of the Russian forces stationed in belarus This Thursday, tactical military exercises begin in polygons of the Belarusian Army, reported the Ministry of Defense of Russia on his Telegram channel.

The exercises, which are carried out at the company level, aim to improve the coordination of the units, according to the military statement.

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“The military carry out shooting practices with light weapons and mortars. They study tactical medicine and other disciplines,” Defense added, specifying that the Russian troops are part of the Russian-Belarusian regional military grouping.

Last October the president of belarusAlexandr Lukashenko, announced that he had agreed with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putinthe deployment of a joint regional group of troops for “the aggravation on the western borders of the State Union.”

According to Minsk, the total number of the Russian component of the group consists of up to 9,000 servicemen, about 170 tanks, up to 200 armored fighting vehicles and up to 100 guns and mortars with a caliber of more than 100 millimeters.

The authorities of Ukraine accuse the Belarusian regime of being complicit in Russian aggression, and have warned minsk that in the event that Belarusian soldiers break into Ukrainian soil, the response of the Ukrainian Army will be devastating.

Precisely from the territory of belarus At the beginning of its military campaign in Ukraine, the Russian Army launched its failed offensive on kyiv, which culminated in a withdrawal, described by Moscow as a “gesture of goodwill”.

Lukashenko has stated on several occasions that his country will not enter the war in Ukraine alongside Russia.

Source: Elcomercio

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