In accordance with the training plans of the Belarusian and Russian armed forces the Belarusian units that will take in the joint military exercise Union Shield 2015 started moving to the exercise areas in Russia on August 24, the press service of the Belarusian Defense Ministry told.
According to the source, the troops will move by air and rail transport. It is planned to use about 20 military echelons and eight aerial ones.
Some units of the 188th engineer brigade started loading operations at the railway station Mogilev on August 24 on their way to an exercise area in Leningrad Oblast. During the exercise the personnel will have to carry out a number of tasks involving engineering support in the exercise areas.
As it was reported earlier, the objective of the exercise Union Shield 2015 is to test the readiness of the military command of military contingents (forces) to provide comprehensive management during highly maneuverable actions.