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Gerasimov awarded the military who participated in the exercises "West - 2013"

27.09.2013 10:47

The military arrived at the award ceremony right after the end of the active phase of the exercise on Thursday.

Awards were given to 75 people, including 25 members of the Special Operations Force of the Armed Forces of Belarus, who landed on unequipped coast from air-cushioned landing craft "Mordovia" which is the biggest in the world.

In addition, 25 members of the coastal forces of the Baltic Fleet were awarded as well as members of the Internal Troops of the Ministry for Internal Affairs who liberated town Yermolovka of "terrorists" at the final stage of the exercises on the firing range Khmelevka.

Chief of the General Staff of the Russian military has handed over diplomas and valuable gifts (watches), and commemorative medals of the "West-2013" exercises.