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Active phase of “Slavic brotherhood 2017” military drills begins June 12

The active phase of the joint Belarus, Russia and Serbia military drills “Slavic brotherhood 2017” begins on June 12, 2017. More than 800 military men and 100 equipment units have been concentrated at the ranges near Brest. The special forces have already carried out night military exercises and have jumped with a parachute from IL-76 aircraft.

Ilya Karpinchik, commander of air assault troops (Belarus):
As many as 276 parachute jumpers. They land and carry a platform for further actions. According to the plan of the drills, there will be a range of parachute landings at night times and on water.

The Blue berets drill difficult elements of overcoming water barriers on armoured vehicles. The active phase of the drills will last for two days.

Active phase of “Slavic brotherhood 2017” military drills begins June 12