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9 of Figure 8, Russia and Belarus began to hold the largest in recent years The joint military exercise – “Western -2009.” Analysis, the results of the reform exercise is the parade of the Russian military, Russia-Belarus Union Army is a large cluster of training, with an obvious means for NATO, Russia to defend its western demonstrate the determination of strategic security.
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According to the Russian Defense Ministry said the exercise continued from September 8 to 29, participating forces A total of 1.25 million people, including more than 5,000 Russian and 7,000 White Army. Equipment, including 60 participating fighters, 40 helicopters, 700 tanks, 230 artillery and a number of ships. Staff exercise plan developed jointly by the two main subjects, including dealing with armed conflicts, natural disasters, eliminate, contain and carry out strategic alliances to ensure national security, will be coordinated air defense exercises. It is the Russia-Belarus Union, the largest military exercise since the establishment (Editor’s Note: December 8, 1999, Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signed in Moscow Russia Union State Treaty Bai Jianli), Russia Makarov general and Army Chief of Staff Army Chief of Staff Gululiefu Belarus Lieutenant, serving as both the commander in chief.
Russian newspaper “Independent” 9 reported that in Russia “enclave” Kaliningrad, from the Black Sea Fleet Northern Fleet and the Baltic Fleet to participate in large-scale naval exercise was started 8. Large number of landing craft and escort ships gathered in the Baltic Fleet’s main base in the Baltic Minsk, by the Baltic Fleet commander Mitchell Cove agent will command.
At the same time, Russia appeared in the first ground troops arrived in Belarus in September. According to local media reports, the territory of Belarus was held in the large-scale exercises, the Russian Army’s 20th Army command authorities and their respective units, 98 Airborne Division unit belongs to the Russian air force and airborne troops will be participating. White Russian forces in addition to participating in the Department of Defense, General Staff and the armed services and military command authorities, but also including the militias, and from the Interior Ministry, Emergencies Ministry, the National Security Agency and other law enforcement departments of the unit. During the exercise, will be called up 1800 reservists temporary, and the implementation of 600 and 9 sets of equipment, airborne operations.
According to the Belarusian air defense forces deputy commander 马尔滕契克 agency said, including the Su-27, Su-24, MiG-29 and Mi-28, including dozens of Russian planes will arrive in Belarus participating. In addition, the Russian long-range bombers Tu-160 and Figure-95MS flew to Belarus will also be over.
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Although the Russian Defense Ministry claims that “Western-2009″ exercises of the annual Russia-Belarus Union a summary of the armed forces combat training test, “is entirely defensive in nature”, but many analysts believe that the scale of the exercise, and subjects from the set point of view, it has a strong meaning for NATO.
disclosed, according to Russian media, Russia and Belarus in the territory of exercises are included “by armed invasion” of the hypothetical subjects. Among them, the former supposedly “invaders” to break through the border, force a river Niemen, and the Kaliningrad garrison war. The latter idea of ??the Russian General Staff suffered armed attacks Belarus received intelligence, rapid deployment of troops to support and fulfill obligations to allies. Russia’s “Independent” bluntly pointed out that such a large scale use of troops and equipment, clear exercise with NATO forces to conflict “script.”
In fact, the history of the Russian military and its predecessor have repeatedly held in the Soviet code-named “West” of the exercise, the imaginary enemy, without exception, is NATO. As September 1981, the Soviet Union held a “Western -81″ exercises, scale exercises with the similar, the background is the “Soviet Union and its allies go to war with NATO.” Kramnik RIA Novosti military observers that are at the “West 2009″ exercise, is still fully take into account the Russian and East European countries and the region of the complex relationship between the various local conflicts that may occur; exercises aim, as usual, not only for training the troops of the military skills, but more importantly is to demonstrate Russia’s ability to influence the situation in the region, including the ability to use military means.
analysis, along with NATO’s eastward expansion to accelerate, Russia and Belarus has become the most important of the western barrier. Russia attaches great importance to military cooperation with Belarus is committed to military integration between the two countries. In early August, Russia banned the import of bilateral relations between Belarus Zengyin dairy products and a slump, when the outside world was speculation that “West 2009″ exercise, be subject to delay, there will be major changes to the exercise program. But in the end of August, the leaders in Sochi, Russia, Belarus to “one” exposure, significant warming of bilateral relations, the “West 2009″ exercise to proceed as scheduled, and further that the military cooperation between the two has returned to normal track.