MOSCOW, 15 September (BelTA) – The Belarusian-Russian tactical exercise Slavyanskoye Bratstvo 2020 [Slavonic Brotherhood] is not directed against other countries, the press service of the Russian Federation Defense Ministry told BelTA.
The first stage of the exercise began in the military exercise area Brestsky in Belarus on 14 September. The exercise is focused on counterterrorism and is not directed against other countries, the source stated.
During the exercise the Russian army is represented by units of the Pskov-based 76th Guards Air Assault Division. The first stage of the exercise is scheduled to end on 25 September. During this stage Belarusian and Russian paratroopers will practice working together as a tactical group. The exercise will also feature national culture days and sport competitions.