Belarus, Russia, Serbia hold joint military drills near Brest


Belarus, Russia, Serbia hold joint military drills near Brest

Joint tactic military drills “Slavic brotherhood” began near Brest on June 6, 2017. More than 800 soldiers from Belarus, Serbia and Russia and more than 100 military units partake in the exercises. Soldiers from three countries will master antiterrorist actions.

Vadim Denisenko, commander of special operations forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus:
We decided to hold the drill at night time. For this reason all the issues will concern actions during the night: night marches, night parachuting, night fire shooting. Everything possible will perfected during the night. More than one thousand people and 150 equipment units are involved.

Miroljub Chupich, deputy commander in chief of a task force (Serbia):
Special force soldiers are representing the Republic of Serbia at these drills. It is the only force like this in the Armed Forces of Serbia. All the soldiers partaking in the drills are professionals. Contract soldiers, officers, underofficers.

The “Slavic brotherhood” will be held in two stages. The active phase is scheduled for June 12-14, 2017.