Russia announces withdrawal of all troops from Belarus after Zapad-2017 exercises

A week after the completion of the Zapad-2017 exercises, Russia has withdrawn its last troops from the territory of Belarus, the press service for the exercises reports.

It is reported that the last Russian echelon with military equipment and personnel has gone to its point of permanent deployment.

"The last train with personnel and equipment of units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation that took part in the SSU-Zapad-2017 has departed for home from one of the railway stations in Borisov. According to tradition, the last ones going to their points of permanent deployment are the casualties of the logistic support division," the report said.

As previously reported, the actual number of participants in all events that were held within the framework of Zapad-2017 is estimated at 120,000 people, in addition to more than 10,000 units of military equipment, about 100 aircraft, and about 40 ships and submarines of various classes.

The strategic exercise by the armed forces of Russia and Belarus was completed on September 20.

On September 25, Russian Special Forces arrived in Minsk. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stated that a unit of special-purpose airborne troops would take part in a joint bilateral tactical-special exercise.

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