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21 Sep 2017

Russian Air Force units leaving Belarus after Zapad 2017 exercise

MINSK, 21 September (BelTA) – Air Force units of the Western Military District of the Russian army are now redeploying to Russian airfields after taking part in the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017, the press service of the Belarusian Defense Ministry told BelTA.

The source said: “Aviation of the Western Military District has started redeployment from Belarus’ territory to Russian airfields. Tactical aircraft and helicopters of the Russian Armed Forces have already left.”

BelTA reported earlier that the first few trains of Russian participants of the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017 will leave Belarus for Russia today. Weapons, military and special hardware are being loaded onto trains now.

All the Belarusian and Russian army units, which were involved in the Zapad 2017 exercise, will return to their permanent stations by 30 September.

 

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