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Pskov paratroopers and Belarus special forces to conduct manoeuvres in April

April 02, 2014, 14:01 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The manoeuvres are regulated by the Russian Defence Ministry’s international activity plan for 2014

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MOSCOW, April 02. /ITAR-TASS/. The airborne assault unit of the Pskov division of Russia’s Airborne Forces (VDV) will take part in Russian-Belarusian manoeuvres that will take place in Belarus in mid-April, Russian Defence Ministry’s spokesman for VDV Lieutenant Colonel Yevgeny Meshkov told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday.

“The Pskov paratroopers will take part in battalion tactical manoeuvres of the special operations forces of the Belarusian army that are to be held from April 15 to 18,” he said.

According to Meshkov, the manoeuvres are regulated by the Russian Defence Ministry’s international activity plan for 2014.

The active phase of the manoeuvres will be held at the Losvido range in the Vitebsk region.

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