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"Unbreakable Brotherhood 2018" military drills to start in Russia's Yekaterinburg

The active phase of military drills starts on November 2

YEKATERINBURG, October 30. /TASS/. Joint military exercise of the peacekeeping forces of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member countries "Unbreakable Brotherhood 2018" will start on Tuesday in the Russian Urals city of Yekaterinburg. Around 1,300 servicemen from six countries will participate in the drills, the press service of the Russian Central Military District said.

"The opening ceremony will be held in the military town of Yekaterinburg. Chief of CSTO Joint Staff Gen. Col. Anatoly Sidorov will attend. Right after this, peacekeepers will start practicing," the press service said.

The servicemen will practice monitoring the observation of ceasefire regime in the area of responsibility, assisting in restoration of peaceful life on territories previously held by terrorists, as well as working with police to counter mass disorder.

Practice will take place at the Sverdlovsky training range outside Yekaterinburg. The active phase of military drills starts on November 2.

"Unbreakable Brotherhood 2018" military drills will involve 300 units of military equipment and 20 aircraft, including unmanned aerial vehicles.

It was earlier reported that around 300 servicemen from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzsran and Tajikistan have arrived in Yekaterinburg. Russia is represented by the servicemen from the Central Military District, including peacekeeping units, reconnaissance, aviation, military police.