18:18 GMT02 August 2021
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    Servicemen from the Russian Engineer Troops will take part in the Zapad (West) 2017 drills that will be conducted jointly with Belarus, Chief of the Russian Armed Forces' Engineer Troops Lt. Gen. Yuri Stavitsky told journalists.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Zapad 2017 exercises will be held as a part of general preparatory system drills.

    "In 2017 the participation of Engineer Troops is planned in general preparatory system drills, the main of which are the joint strategic drills of the armed forces of Belarus and the Russian Federation Zapad 2017," Stavitsky said.

    He added that a delegation from Belarus, as well as delegations from Egypt, Afghanistan and Serbia, among others, visited the International Mine Action Center of the Russian Defense Ministry in 2014-2016.

    Servicemen from Armenia, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Myanmar and Turkmenistan will undergo training at the International Mine Action Center this year, according to Stavitsky.

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