The intense drills will begin on Friday and end on September 16, amid tensions between the West and Belarus due to opposition crackdown. Russia's Ministry of Defense said that nearly 200,000 military staff, 80 aircraft, helicopters, 15 ships, and 300 tanks would participate.
Furthermore, the exercises will include live fire and mark the climax of a larger drill.
The Russian defense ministry added that military personnel from Armenia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia would also participate.
Officials in NATO raised warnings that the drills increase the risk of making a mistake that would start a catastrophe. This is due to the earlier high-intensity Russian military buildup on the border with Ukraine.
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