The Ministry of Defence calls the exercises "planned".
The armed forces of Belarus have started "planned" combat readiness exercises. This was reported by the Defence Ministry's press service on 4 December.
"The activities are carried out in accordance with the plan of training for the intended purpose after the next call-up for military service and mastering by the new replenishment of the initial military training programme", - noted in the military department.
The complex of trainings is carried out with all categories of servicemen, units, military units, formations, military administrative bodies.