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Belarus: Russian and Belarusian forces tackle river-crossing drill as ‘Slavic Brotherhood – 2020’ continues 01:16

Belarus: Russian and Belarusian forces tackle river-crossing drill as ‘Slavic Brotherhood – 2020’ continues

Belarus, Brest
September 21, 2020 at 22:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

The second stage of the joint Belarusian-Russian counter-terrorist drills "Slavic Brotherhood - 2020" kicked off near Brest on Monday.

As part of the drills, Russian and Belarusian military equipment crossed the Mukhavets river near Brest under helicopter cover, the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry announced. According to the ministry, around 40 armored vehicles from the Russian side and 30 units from the Belarusian side participated in the river-crossing drills.

More than 800 service personnel from the two countries and around 170 units of combat and special equipment are taking part in the event, which will run until September 25. The first stage of the joint Belarusian-Russian counter-terrorist drills "Slavic Brotherhood - 2020" started on September 14.

The Russian Defense Ministry has noted that the event is not directed against other countries, and has been held regularly since 2015.

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The second stage of the joint Belarusian-Russian counter-terrorist drills "Slavic Brotherhood - 2020" kicked off near Brest on Monday.

As part of the drills, Russian and Belarusian military equipment crossed the Mukhavets river near Brest under helicopter cover, the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry announced. According to the ministry, around 40 armored vehicles from the Russian side and 30 units from the Belarusian side participated in the river-crossing drills.

More than 800 service personnel from the two countries and around 170 units of combat and special equipment are taking part in the event, which will run until September 25. The first stage of the joint Belarusian-Russian counter-terrorist drills "Slavic Brotherhood - 2020" started on September 14.

The Russian Defense Ministry has noted that the event is not directed against other countries, and has been held regularly since 2015.

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