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MOSCOW, September 17 (Itar-Tass) - A joint exercise of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation’s (CSTO) peacekeeping forces, codenamed Nerushimoye Bratstvo 2013 (Unbreakable Brotherhood 2013) will be held in Russia’s Chelyabinsk Oblast from 7 to 11 October, Colonel Yaroslav Roshchupkin, an aide to the commander of the Central Military District, told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
“The exercise will take place at the Chebarkul inter-service firing range. The manoeuvres will involve troops from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan,” he said.
According to Roshchupkin, personnel of the Samara separate motorised rifle brigade of peacekeepers will represent Russia at the drills.
The exercise participants will drill the preparation and conduct of peacekeeping operations in the collective security region. The main stage of the actions will be conducted under the command of Commander of the Central Military District troops Colonel General Nikolai Bogdanov.
In total, the exercise will involve more than 2.5 thousand troops.