Joint Russian-Belarussian strategic-level military drills, Zapad 2017, continued in Pskov Oblast with paratroopers dropping from Ilyushin Il-86's before conduct live-ammunition exercises, Tuesday. The air-dropping of the military equipment and the personnel was conducted at some 800 metres (2,624.67 feet) by ten Ilyushin Il-86. Major General Alexei Naumets, Commander of 76th Guards Air... Еще Assault Division, stressed that the drills continued according to the plan with the use of the most modern military equipment. The Zapad-2017 drills are being held on September 14-20. About 12,700 military personnel, about 70 aircraft, and helicopters are involved, up to 680 combat vehicles, including about 250 tanks, up to 200 guns, jet systems salvo fire and mortars, as well as 10 ships take part in large-scale drills.