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Saturday, February 17, 2018

CSTO is preparing for joint exercises “Combat brotherhood»

The task of the exercise – increase the level of training and coherence.

In Moscow, at the joint staff of the collective security Treaty (CSTO) held a meeting dedicated to developing a plan of joint exercises “Combat brotherhood-2018”.

In a working meeting participated representatives of the ministries of defence (armed forces General staff) of member States of the CSTO – Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan and the Secretariat and United headquarters of the CSTO. They discussed issues of operational and combat training and was coordinated approaches on formation of the operational-strategic situation of the joint operational-strategic exercises “Combat brotherhood-2018”.

“The event was held in the framework of the Plan joint training of government and groups of forces and means of system of collective security for 2018,” – said “MK” in the press service.

Agreed the options should become the basis of joint exercises, which will be attended by 6 States.

“The main objectives of the joint exercises in 2018 in the framework of the CSTO are to develop and master new forms, ways of performing tasks, increasing the level of training and coordination of formations of forces and means of collective security, as well as conducting research on topical issues in the course of joint activities of operational and combat training,” – said the representative of the CSTO.

He recalled that last year the joint operational-strategic exercises “Combat brotherhood-2017” in the practice phase took place on the territory of four countries – Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. This approach results in a logical sequence of work for educational purposes the whole complex of measures for the prevention and resolution of military conflict and post-conflict settlement.

“In 2017 in the framework of the CSTO fully implemented all of the planned joint activities of operational and combat training, – said the head of the working meeting the acting chief of the CSTO joint staff Lieutenant General Anatoly Yakovlev. Today we actually start the activities of the joint training of command bodies, formations of forces and means of system of collective security in the coming year”.

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