Joint exercises between Russia, Serbia and Belarus are taking place near Belgrade
On November 3rd, joint military exercises of Russia, Serbia and Belarus with the title “Slavic Brotherhood 2016” will begin in Serbia.
The press service of the Serbian Defense Ministry announced that “212 soldiers of the Russian airborne troops, 56 Belarusian soldiers and 450 Serbian soldiers will take part in the tactical exercise that will take place on November 3rd at the airfields and training grounds of the Serbian armed forces”. -9. “
TASS asked the Serbian Defense Ministry why the Russian Defense Ministry says the last day of the exercises is November 15th. A spokesman for the Serbian Defense Ministry said that “the last day of the exercises is November 9th, but Russian soldiers will be until November 15th.” The last days will be devoted to the “joint analysis of the exercise and cultural program, including concerts by military bands”.
“The aim of the exercises is to improve operational skills in solving tactical and fire-fighting tasks when conducting anti-terrorism operations in a multinational environment,” said the Serbian Defense Ministry.
“The ‘Slav Brotherhood’ exercises represent continuous cooperation between Russian airborne troops and the Serbian special brigade that began during the SREM 2014 military exercise on the territory of Serbia, Ministry added.
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