The opening ceremony of the joint strategic exercise of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus “Zapad-2021” took place at the Mulino training ground in the Nizhny Novgorod District. The military personnel of the Russian National Guard Troops Federal Service take part in the military exercise.
The “Zapad-2021” exercise is conducted under the command of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation has been appointed Deputy Commander of the exercise for the National Guard Troops Federal Service of the Russian Federation.
The operational group of the Central Command of the National Guard Troops Federal Service was part of the exercise headquarters.
Operational groups from the departments of the North-Western, Central and Volga District of the National Guard Troops Federal Service of the Russian Federation are involved in the exercise as trained command and control bodies.
To organize interaction, representatives of the departments work at the National Center for Defense Control of the Russian Federation, at the command posts of the Western Military District, the Northern Fleet and the task force of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation at the Mulino training ground.