Russia sends paratroopers to Belarus for military exercises | Ukraine Today .org

… Russian paratroopers from the Moscow Airborne Guards Unit are in Belarus, Interfax reports, citing the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

On Thursday, together with their Belarusian colleagues, they conducted exercises to practice storming a building at the test site near Brest.

Russian servicemen parachuted out of the Mi-8 MTV-5 helicopter, stormed, freed the hostages and cleared the building seized by a hypothetical enemy.

The “urban assault” is “one of the most difficult exercises,” the Defense Ministry said, adding that the exercises took place under heavy rain and strong gusty winds.