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23.09.2020 (14:30)

Ivanovo paratroopers together with units of the Special Operations Forces of the Republic of Belarus started the task of eliminating illegal armed groups on the territory of the Union state

Today, in the framework of international activities and during the active phase of the Belarusian-Russian exercise "Slavic brotherhood-2020", a battalion tactical group of the Ivanovo formation of the Russian airborne troops was parachuted from the Russian Aerospace Forces (AF) aircraft. "In total, 40 units of combat and special equipment and 265 personnel were landed," said Colonel – General Andrey Serdyukov, Commander of the Russian Airborne troops:

Ivanovo paratroopers have started working together with units of the Special Operations Forces of the Republic of Belarus to carry out the task of eliminating illegal armed groups on the territory of the Union state.

Earlier, Russian paratroopers from the battalion tactical groups of the Tula and Pskov airborne assault formations were transferred to the territory of Belarus to perform tasks within the framework of the Belarusian-Russian exercise "Slavic brotherhood-2020".

As part of the exercise, the task of joint actions by our units as part of an international tactical group to eliminate conditional illegal armed formations in populated areas is being carried out.

For reference:

On September 23, 2020, as part of the joint Belarusian-Russian exercise "Slavic brotherhood-2020", Il-76MD military transport aircraft of the Russian AF transferred a battalion tactical group of the Ivanovo formation of the Russian Airborne troops from the territory of Russia and parachuted to the Brestsky training ground in the Republic of Belarus.

Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov, Commander of the Russian Airborne troops, who arrived in the Republic of Belarus the day before to check the progress of the exercise, observed the landing of Russian servicemen.

In total, more than 900 people will take part in the exercise from the Russian side during the active phase of the Belarusian - Russian exercise "Slavic brotherhood-2020".

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