After The “West-2017,” – Russia, Serbia, Belarus Hold ‘Slavic Brotherhood’ Military Drills

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After the “West-2017” starts a new Belarusian-Russian military exercises

September 25, 2017, 20:22


Russian paratroopers to exercise "Zapad-2017", September 14, 2017

Russian paratroopers to exercise “Zapad-2017”, September 14, 2017

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Russian special forces arrived in Belarus to participate in joint special tactical exercises.

 

This was reported on the website of the Defense Ministry.

According to a report in the exercise, which will be held in one of the Belarusian landfills, will be practiced interaction between special purpose units of airborne troops of Russia and the special operations forces of the armed forces of Belarus.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, from 25 September to 8 October will be the preparation for the exercises. Not informed when will the actual teachings and how many soldiers on both sides to take part in them.

This year, in the Vitebsk region from March 28 to April 6 has occurred teachings of Belarus and Russian airborne troops. The total number of participants was then about 1 thousand people. And in the Brest region on June 6 to 14 to pass the teachings of “Slavonic Brotherhood-2017” paratroopers of Belarus, Russia and Serbia. It was reported that the total number of participants was also 1000 soldiers, 300 of them soldiers – from Russia.

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Russia, Serbia, Belarus Hold ‘Slavic Brotherhood’ Military Drills

June 06, 2017 11:30 GMT

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Russian paratroopers jump from a IL-76 transport plane Slavic Brotherhood exercises near Belgrade in November 2016.

Russian paratroopers jump from a IL-76 transport plane Slavic Brotherhood exercises near Belgrade in November 2016.

Russia, Serbia, and Belarus are holding joint military exercises near the Belarusian border with NATO member Poland.

At an opening ceremony on June 6, Russian Colonel Aleksei Sgibnev said the Slavic Brotherhood-2017 drills show that “the three states have achieved closer cooperation and are preparing to together fight the greatest evil of our time: international terrorism.”

More than 300 Russian, 400 Belarusian, and 50 Serbian troops are taking part in the maneuvers, which are scheduled to end on June 14.

Russian Il-76MD military transport planes and Belarusian military aircraft are taking part in the exercises.

The drills near Poland, a NATO and European Union member, began a day after Montenegro became the Western military alliance’s 29th member.

These are the third Slavic Brotherhood drills held by the three countries.

The first were held in 2015 in Russia’s Krasnodar Krai, which is close to Western-leaning Georgia and Ukraine’s Russian-controlled Crimean Peninsula.

The second were held in November 2016 in Serbia, while NATO was staging a civil emergency drill in neighboring Montenegro.

With reporting by TASS and Interfax

 

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