Saturday, 5 October 2013
Putin and Lukashenko checked readiness of allied forces
Early in the morning part of the Kremlin pool gathered in a government Vnukovo airport to fly to the Belarusian city of Grodno, where Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko were to watch together at the final stage of the Russian-Belarusian maneuvers "West 2013". A few hours aboard with reporters circled over the city gates were prevented, the plane sat in Minsk. At about the same time from Minsk remand prison to house arrest earlier transferred detainee CEO "BRIC" Vladislav Baumgertner. And from Moscow to the weather conditions in Grodno could not fly aboard Russian President Vladimir Putin. As a result, the day ended well: Baumgertner allowed to meet with his mother, the plane refueled with the Kremlin pool and sat in Grodno, which successfully reached and Vladimir Putin. A spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, declined to comment on the coincidence of meeting between Russia and Belarus, and the release from prison of Vladislav Baumgertner, citing the fact that the detention and release of a Russian businessman was committed by the Belarusian side. At the same time, Dmitry Peskov, did not rule out that the heads of state could discuss the conflict around the company "Uralkali". With a delay of several hours, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko arrived at the military training ground Gozhsky, which looked at the joint actions of the military of the two countries. Putin and Lukashenko did not wear his military uniform, remained in "citizen." The Belarusian leader was with his youngest son Nikolai, who never took his eyes off the battle, watching the training fight with binoculars. After a couple of hours in-chief of the allied armies flew from Belarus to Kaliningrad, where the landfill Khmelevka before the presidents and dozens of military attaches and representatives of foreign armies allied forces played a storming coastline. The exercise scenario conditional illegal formation, which in number and armament more like a special unit of one of the Baltic countries, who have entrenched themselves on the shore of the Baltic Sea, and took control of a number of settlements. She was beaten by the terrorists of multiple rocket launchers, used helicopters Mi-24 attack aircraft Su-25 and Su-30, and the shooting was coming from the ships of the Baltic Fleet. After such a massive artillery barrage on the shore landed troops of the Russian and Belarusian Marine commandos. After the exercises, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko were to make a joint statement to the press, but did not. The head of Belarus on the helicopter flew to Kaliningrad airport, and the Russian president went to the meeting on the basis of strategic exercises. - Current year full of operational training, had five surprise inspections of military training. The troops showed a high level of consistency that is in the field. The teachings allow us to estimate the long-term plans for the organization of Union State security - said the president. Vladimir Putin was satisfied with the coordination by the Ministry of Defence of the two countries and the executive. The President also welcomed the plan for the defense of the country. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that such a major exercise was not a few years. Just maneuvers attended by 22 thousand Russian and Belarusian troops, 530 armored vehicles, 90 aircraft and helicopters.