Slavic Brotherhood 2019 Exercise Kicks Off
Friday, 14.6.2019 | Training
Multinational tactical live fire exercise Slavic Brotherhood 2019 has begun today by lining up of members of the armed forces of the participating countries in the Rastko Nemanjić barracks in Pančevo.
More than 750 members of the Serbian Armed Forces, Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus are participating in the exercise under the theme 'Multinational force in counter-terrorism operations'.
Commander of the Special Brigade of the Serbian Armed Forces, Brigadier General Miroslav Talijan, greeted participants of the exercise on behalf of General Milan Mojsilović, Chief of General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, and emphasized that today's army is a unique and extraordinary - “self-sustaining collective, because it consists of members of elite special and airborne units that yielded our famous freedom-loving armies”.
This exercise is performed in the area where members of the Soviet Red Army hand in hand with members of the National Liberation Army of our country led a resolute battle in October 1944 to liberate Banat, eastern and entire Serbia from the fascists, General Talijan said and added that the exercise Slavic Brotherhood 2019 was conducted with the aim of training commands and units for the execution of missions in special force operations.
Commander of the 234th Guards Airborne Assault Regiment of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Guard Colonel Viktor Babikov, pointed out that the military personnel of the three countries will jointly conduct maneuvers and combat operations using the most modern weapons that these armies possess in their armament.
The deputy commander of the special operations forces of the Armed Forces of Belarus, the Guards Colonel Alexandr Baraulya said that the exercise was very significant and that it represents “a symbol of friendship between the three countries and a symbol of their brotherly relations”.
The exercise Slavic Brotherhood 2019 is to take place until 27th June 2019 at Kovin Airport and Orešac and Peskovi military complexes.
Cooperation between the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Serbian Armed Forces began with conducting of the Srem 2014 exercise, which was executed at the Nikinci field. In 2015, the exercise was organised on the territory of the Russian Federation under the name Slavic Brotherhood 2015 and besides the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Serbian Armed Forces, the members of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus participated in it for the first time. In 2016, the trilateral exercise Slavic Brotherhood 2016 was carried out on our territory, in 2017 the host of the exercise was Belarus, while last year the exercise was carried out not far from Novorossiysk in the Russian Federation