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General Staff: The number of troops on the exercise "West-2013" can grow

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General Staff: The number of troops on the exercise "West-2013" can grow



The number of troops that are supposed to take part in the joint Russian-Belarusian exercise Zapad-2013 may increase, said Army General Valery Gerasimov, the head of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.

“The exercises will be held at nine test sites in Russia and Belarus. The number of troops we have announced, 13, has thousands of troops on both sides, but this figure is not final, perhaps it will change, ”said Gerasimov, ITAR-TASS reports.

The general explained that Russia and Belarus have the right to conduct exercises without notifying other countries with a number of troops involved, not exceeding 10 thousand people.

“However, since we invited military attaches of foreign countries, including NATO countries, to our exercises, this number could be changed upwards. Now this issue is being worked out, ”Gerasimov said.

He confirmed that the Russian-Belarusian “West-2013” exercises planned for September are planned and have the main purpose of working out issues of joint preparation and use of groups of troops in order to ensure the security of the Union State of Russia and Belarus.

In these maneuvers, in particular, questions of the use of military control bodies, troop control systems and weapons, receiving commanders of various levels of practice in the management of subordinate troops.
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  1. strange and pretty meaningless
    strange and pretty meaningless 26 July 2013 06: 42 New
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    It should be understood that "cooperation" with the Chinese "partners" has been trained - and now the turn of the "European partners" ... Only airfields need to be prepared in advance.
  2. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 26 July 2013 06: 46 New
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    We conduct exercises near the borders of NATO, NATO in its turn conducts exercises near the borders of Russia what The cold warrior is over gentlemen, now it's called a partnership laughing
    1. Nick
      Nick 26 July 2013 08: 01 New
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      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      The cold warrior is over gentlemen, now it's called a partnership

      and enemies are now called opponents ... wink
      1. tronin.maxim
        tronin.maxim 26 July 2013 08: 33 New
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        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        We are conducting exercises at the borders of NATO, NATO, in turn, is conducting exercises at the borders of Russia The Cold Warrior is over gentlemen, now it’s called partnership

        Quote: Nick
        and enemies are now called opponents ...

        Words change, but the meaning remains.
  3. Orel
    Orel 26 July 2013 06: 47 New
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    I hope that they will increase the contingent involved in the exercises. It is possible, following the example of the Far East and Siberia, to attract about 160 thousand troops. There will be good exercises, only on such a large scale can problems appear which are invisible in small exercises, which means that these problems will be corrected and this will raise the level of readiness of the troops. It remains only to wish good luck!
  4. kind
    kind 26 July 2013 06: 57 New
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    Poor Europe has already begun to worry about these teachings. Well, how Russians will play with Belarusians and will be in Poland before lunch laughing
    1. Nick
      Nick 26 July 2013 08: 04 New
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      Quote: Good
      Well, how Russians will play with Belarusians and will be in Poland before lunch

      For that, European insanity with same-sex marriages will quickly end ... I think many normal Europeans will only be happy ... wink
  5. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 26 July 2013 08: 32 New
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    Now we will transfer from the Far East?
    1. ed65b
      ed65b 26 July 2013 15: 26 New
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      Quote: Vladimirets
      Now we will transfer from the Far East?

      But it would not be bad. still to throw some sort of western poplar to throw generally fun laughing
  6. Scandinavian
    Scandinavian 26 July 2013 08: 57 New
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    My opinion is that we have in vain signed all kinds of pieces of paper warning our neighbors about exercises in the same territory. In the scoop this was not and could not even think about it.
  7. Zhenya
    Zhenya 26 July 2013 09: 10 New
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    Well, after a sudden audit with a staff of 160, West 000 looks fine, albeit planned exercises. Therefore, I think they will increase it, but not by much by 2013. Although it will be cool if there is a big 10 thousand, enterprises making ammunition are a very good year for them, and our neighbors are covered with railroad cars.
  8. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 26 July 2013 10: 35 New
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    Brothers Ukrainians are something embarrassed by Russia .... (all still can not be determined ???)))) drinks
  9. papss
    papss 26 July 2013 11: 03 New
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    Quote: Alexander Romanov
    We conduct exercises near the borders of NATO, NATO in its turn conducts exercises near the borders of Russia what The cold warrior is over gentlemen, now it's called a partnership laughing

    I agree ... plus. And we call them quite honestly - "WEST"
  10. VadimSt
    VadimSt 26 July 2013 15: 13 New
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    Just like that, nothing happens! This statement is an answer to the scenario of the NATO exercises Steadfast Jazz 2013, where the main task is to work out a collective rebuff, when attacking Poland - probably from Burkina Faso. In this connection, the need has probably matured to change the purpose of the exercises - from working out actions to combat illegal formations, to repulse the attacks of a conditional enemy.
  11. ed65b
    ed65b 26 July 2013 15: 27 New
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    Quote: VadimSt
    working out a collective rebuff when attacking Poland

    I would say collective departure.