RAW: Sukhoi Su-25 jets take centre stage at Russo-Belarusian drills

The second-stage of the Russian-Belarusian exercises Shield of the Union-2015 got underway in the Leningrad region on Monday.

The joint exercises began on September 10 and will last until September 16.

More than 7,000 Russian troops and 1,000 Belarusian troops, about 400 units of weaponry – including 100 tanks, and about 80 combat aircraft and helicopters – are taking part in the exercises.


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