CSTO exercise Unbreakable Brotherhood to start Monday in Tatarstan – Army & Defense
YEKATERINBURG, November 8. /TASS/. A joint exercise with the CSTO’s Collective Peacekeeping Force, Unbreakable Brotherhood-2021, is due to begin on Monday at the Kazan Higher Tank School Proving Ground. The drill will last from Nov. 8 to 12, with the participation of contingents from Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia, the Central Military District press office said.
Participating peacekeeping personnel from the Samara region and communications, special missions, radio-electronic warfare, radiological, chemical and biological defense forces and military police will demonstrate their post-settlement skills. -conflict, said the head of the Central Military Region, Colonel General Alexander Lapin, the commander of the exercise, is quoted as saying.
The exercises will take place in two stages. First, the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Force will carry out planning and peacekeeping activities on the ground, such as joint actions to set up and protect a refugee camp, escort humanitarian convoys and maintain roadblocks. The exercise will end with a tactical operation aimed at isolating a community seized by illegal armed groups and eliminating them.
More than 1,700 officers and men from the CSTO armies and law enforcement agencies will take part in the exercise. The troops will use more than 300 pieces of military equipment, including eight Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters.