As part of the third stage of comprehensive testing of the combat readiness of the Belarusian armed forces, individual military units will be brought to the highest alert level. This was reported by the press service of the Defense Ministry on Monday, August 24.
“From August 24, by order of the Defense Minister of Belarus, the third stage of comprehensive inspection of the combat readiness of the armed forces is being conducted under the leadership of the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces. In the course of the inspection it is planned to bring some military units to the highest degree of combat readiness with a call of soldiers from the reserve,” the Defense Ministry reports.
The goal of the verification is to assess the capability and readiness of the military units to perform their missions in a dynamically changing environment, day and night, and to improve the combat training of the troops.
Late last week, Belorussian President Alexander Lukashenko said he had to make the most serious decision in a quarter of a century, bringing the army’s main forces on full alert due to the activity of NATO troops near the country’s borders.
In addition, the Belarusian Defense Ministry August 18 announced that it had begun scheduled aviation flights near the state border.