Russian and Belarusian special forces released hostages from mock terrorists at the Slavic Brotherhood-2020 exercise
As part of the joint Belarusian-Russian tactical exercise "Slavic brotherhood-2020", the personnel of the special forces unit of the separate reconnaissance battalion of the Pskov guards airborne unit and the special forces units of the special operations forces of the Republic of Belarus, which are part of the multinational tactical group, worked out training tasks for the release of hostages and the capture of a building held by mock terrorists.
When performing training tasks, Russian and Belarusian military personnel worked together on the site of the training ground with an imitation of the real situation.
During the operation to complete the training task, Russian and Belarusian special forces on three armored vehicles "Rys" moved to the building with hostages held by mock terrorists.
After destroying the mock enemy in the building, the special group began to search for and detain the mock terrorists in the surrounding area.
The military personnel of the two countries also worked out the issues of safe evacuation of the wounded and providing him with first aid directly in the area of performing tasks.
On September 14, the first stage of the joint Belarusian-Russian tactical exercise Slavic Brotherhood-2020 started at the "Brestsky" training ground in the Republic of Belarus.
The exercise is conducted on a counter-terrorism theme and is not directed against other countries. From the Russian side, it involves units of the guards paratrooper regiment of the Pskov guards airborne unit.
In course of the first stage, Belarusian and Russian paratroopers practice issues of joint actions as part of a tactical group. There will also be days of national culture and sports competitions.
The "Slavic brotherhood" exercises have been held regularly since 2015.
The first joint tactical exercise of paratroopers "Slavic brotherhood" took place in 2015 at the "Raevsky" training ground of the Novorossiysk guards airborne assault mountain unit in the Krasnodar territory.
In 2016 and 2019, the exercise was held at the "Oreshac" and "Peskovi" ranges in the Republic of Serbia, in 2017 at the "Brestsky" range in the Republic of Belarus, and in 2018, the exercise was again held at the "Raevsky" range of the Novorossiysk guards airborne assault mountain unit in the Krasnodar territory. In 2020, the exercise will be hosted by the Belarusian side.
The exercise is conducted on a counter-terrorism theme and is not directed against other countries.
From the Russian Federation in the exercise was attended by the paratroopers of Novorossiysk (mountain) and the Pskov guards airborne assault formations, from the Republic of Belarus the SOF units of the separate guards airborne assault formations of Vitebsk and Brest.
This year, the exercise will be held in a bilateral format, as part of the Special Operations Forces of the Republic of Belarus and the airborne troops of the Russian Federation.
In 2020, more than 800 servicemen from the two countries and about 170 units of military and special equipment will take part in the exercise, including modern BMD-4M airborne combat vehicles and armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM "Rakushka" of the Black Sea guards airborne assault regiment of the Pskov Guards airborne formation.