The “Indestructible Brotherhood” exercises, which were originally planned to be held in Armenia, will be held in Kyrgyzstan. This was stated by the head of the CSTO joint headquarters Anatoly Sidorov during a briefing, RIA Novosti reports.
In January of this year, the Ministry of Defense reported that eight international exercises would be held at the training grounds of the Russian military districts in 2023. In addition, it was assumed that Russian military personnel would take part in the exercises of the CSTO peacekeeping contingents “Indestructible Brotherhood – 2023”, which will be held in Armenia. Subsequently, the Armenian side refused to conduct CSTO exercises in 2023.
“At the final stage, it is planned to conduct joint exercises with the CSTO peacekeeping forces “Indestructible Brotherhood” on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic,” Sidorov said.
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According to him, during the exercises, it is planned to work out the tasks of post-conflicts, settlement in the crisis zone, conducting a peacekeeping operation using the forces and means of the CSTO collective security system.
As reported by Parliamentary Newspaper, Belarus, which chairs the CSTO, announced its intention to strengthen the defense capability of the countries that are members of the organization. According to Vladimir Andreichenko, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly, in 2023 the emphasis will also be placed on strengthening military-technical cooperation, resolving crisis situations, and preventing destabilization of the situation in the CSTO.
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