- A squadron equipped with the Bastion missile system will appear in the Kaliningrad region. It uses Onyx supersonic anti-ship missiles, but it has also been used to attack land targets
- The formation of a mechanized squad is coming to an end on the Polish border. In the fall it will be in full combat readiness
- Russia and Belarus are preparing for the Zapad 2021 military exercises scheduled for September
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This region includes the Kaliningrad Oblast bordering Poland, the regions bordering Belarus, the center of the European part of the country with Moscow and the northwest with Saint Petersburg.
The actions of our Western colleagues are destroying the world’s security system and forcing us to take effective countermeasures. (…]By the end of the year, about 20 military groups and units will be formed in the Western Military District, Shoujo said.
He added that the establishment of these formations “would be simultaneous with the provision of modern weapons and military equipment.” In 2021, about 2,000 will be sent to the army. arms.
In addition, as Shoigu said, Russia is training its forces and improving their readiness. give an example Baltic FleetThe intensity of ships’ combat readiness training has been increased by up to 30 percent. Shoigu explained that the fleet carried out “more than 200 exercises using different types of weapons.”
New department in Kaliningrad Oblast
The daily Izvestia reports that in 2021, the Bastion supersonic missile systems squadron will be deployed in the Kaliningrad Oblast.. They are armed with Onyx anti-ship missiles, which Russian sources estimate have a range of 600 km. Therefore it is larger than in the case of the wild Alexander. According to the Russian newspaper, they are able to neutralize the medium-range missiles deployed in Poland and Lithuania. In 2016, they were used by ground targets in Syria.
It is also known that the formation of mechanical division in the oblast is nearing completion. In the fall you will be in full combat readiness. It will consist of three mechanized regiments and an armored regiment. There will also be artillery and missile units, as well as several independent battalions.
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Preparations for exercises Zapad-21تمارين
The Russian Defense Minister accused NATO countries and the United States of increasing the scope of operational and combat preparations near Russia’s borders.
Shoigu informed that Russia and Belarus are preparing for the Zapad 2021 (West 2021) exercises planned for September. They should be held, among other things, in Belarusian training grounds. He said that the preparations “have passed the active phase,” and so far, “the command center training has been carried out.” He stressed that the joint exercises between Russia and Belarus were defensive and that international observers and journalists would be invited. Shoigu added that Russia’s partners “will be informed of the parameters of the exercises.”
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