The military convoy trainings are held at the airfield Lipki near Minsk in the run-up of Belarus Independence Day. The convoy is mainly represented by new and modernized models of the military hardware that will participate in the solemn parade on July 3 for the first time. The event will feature 22 squads, 280 units of equipment and 900 military personnel. Traditionally, leading the column will be the legendary T-34 tank – a symbol of the liberation of Minsk from the Nazi invaders.