They took part in the exercises, which began against the background of the aggravation of the situation on the border of Belarus with Poland and Lithuania. There, migrants trying to get to the territory of the European Union set up camp
Two Russian soldiers were killed during the landing during the exercises in Belarus. This was reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense, TASS reports.
“ Due to a sudden strong gust of wind near the ground, two contract servicemen who had highly qualified parachute training instructors descended parachutes. Both parachutists had their domes extinguished & raquo;, & mdash; says the message.
The department noted that one of the paratroopers tried to save himself and a colleague with the help of a reserve parachute. “ Due to insufficient altitude, the reserve parachute system of the soldier did not have time to start work, and a hard landing occurred, '' & mdash; noted in the Ministry of Defense.
The ministry clarified that both soldiers were injured as a result of the fall, after which they were taken to a local medical facility, where they were provided with all the necessary assistance, but they could not be saved. “ All the circumstances of what happened are established, '' & mdash; added to the Ministry of Defense.
The Baza Telegram channel published a video showing the clash of paratroopers in the air.
In the afternoon of November 12, the Ministry of Defense of Belarus reported that Russian and Belarusian paratroopers took part in a training landing at the Gozhsky training ground. in the west of Belarus near the border with Lithuania. The military department noted that the landing took place as part of an inspection of the response forces of the Union State due to the “ build-up of military activities on the border '' Belarus.
The situation on the border of Belarus with Poland and Lithuania escalated sharply in early November, when groups of illegal migrants headed to the Polish border and set up a temporary camp there. Lithuania decided to declare a state of emergency on the border, and the Polish authorities pulled additional forces to the Belarusian border. Despite this, on November 10, two groups of migrants managed to break through the barriers and break into the Bialystok area. However, according to Warsaw, the refugees were eventually caught. Once again overcome the obstacles at the border in the area of the Belarusian checkpoint “ Bruzgi '' several migrants succeeded in the morning of November 12, the Polish military reported that all the refugees had been expelled back.
On November 9, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko warned about the threat of a military crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border. “ We understand what it is like today to wage war with these unfortunate people on the border of Poland & mdash; for example, with Belarus & mdash; and push out the columns of tanks. It is clear that this is some kind of training or blackmail. We know that if, God forbid, we make some mistake, if we stumble, then it will immediately draw Russia into this whirlpool, '' & mdash; he said.
Later, Lukashenko, through his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin, asked the Russian Defense Ministry to join the watch on the borders of the Union State. “ As we agreed, they fly to Gomel from Moscow along the southern border of Belarus, the western border, to Postavy in the Vitebsk region, from Postavy through Orsha to Moscow. This ring & mdash; Baltic States, Poland and Ukraine & mdash; should be monitored by Russian and Belarusian servicemen. We agreed on this with the Russians '', & mdash; he said.
Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov expressed hope that the situation on the Belarusian-Polish border will not pose a threat to Russia's national security.
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