The crisis does not affect the exercise

Regular Belarusian-Russian military exercises will be held in September. In force remains the same agreement that the exercise will be held every two years in each country in turn.

As told media in Minsk Defense Minister Yuri Zhadobin, "preparing for the exercise goes without disruption." His Russian counterpart Anatoly Serdyukov said that on once training will be held on Russian territory — at the same time on Garahavetskim site in the Nizhny Novgorod region and Ashuluk range in the Astrakhan Region. With the participation of Ministers in Minsk held a joint board of defense ministers of the two countries.

Past exercise "West 2009" held in Belarus on the range near Baranovichi. At the final stage, they were visited by Dmitry Medvedev and Alexander Lukashenko. At that time it was agreed to conduct joint exercises shtodvagady. The exercises — 2009 involved more than 12,000 troops, about evenly on each side. The same number is called at this time. According to Minister Serdyukov, will employ more than 50 aircraft and helicopters, as well as 200 units of other military equipment. According to the minister, the exercises will test the willingness of management and troops to carry out joint tasks.

Serdyukov said that the This year, Russia has completed the first phase of the repair and modernization of air defense missile systems S-300 armed forces of Belarus. On He said, agreed to supply the Belarusian army "of the relevant anti-aircraft missile systems in the future."

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