The CSTO “Combat Brotherhood 2017” joint operational and strategic exercise will be held in Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan from October 3 to November 20, 2017
October 3 this year . in the Southern Military District of the Russian Federation, the joint operational-strategic exercise of the CSTO “Combat Brotherhood 2017” will be launched, which will be held in three stages in four states (two CSTO collective security regions).
The first stage - the stage of resolving a military conflict will begin with a tactical-special exercise of reconnaissance units of the armed forces of the CSTO Poisk 2017 member states, which will be held at five ranges of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia and will last until October 7.
As a logical continuation of the Poisk 2017 exercise, from 9 to 13 October, joint exercises with the contingents of the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Force and part of the forces of the Joint Group of Forces (forces) of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation “Interaction 2017” will be held on the territory of Armenia .
At the second stage of the “Combat Brotherhood 2017” exercise - the stage of post-conflict settlement - an exercise with the CSTO peacekeeping forces “Indestructible Brotherhood 2017” is planned and will be held from 16 to 20 October at two test sites in Kazakhstan.
The final stage of the “Combat Brotherhood 2017” exercise will be the exercise with the CSTO CRRF on the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan from 10 to 20 November.
For the first time, all the exercises will take place against a common military-political background within the framework of a single plan. It is planned to work out the issues of organizing and conducting reconnaissance, conducting a joint operation to localize the armed conflict in the Caucasus region of collective security, preparing and conducting a peacekeeping operation by the Collective Peacekeeping Forces of the CSTO in a non-member state, and also working out new forms and methods of conducting combat operations in the mountain-desert terrain.
The exercises are held in accordance with the Plan of joint operational and combat training of the governing bodies and forces of the CSTO collective security system for 2017.
The exercise will be attended by members of the Armed Forces and Police of the Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tajikistan, the personnel of the units of special forces of internal affairs bodies of the states - members of the CSTO, the National Guard of Kazakhstan and Rosgvardii Russian Federation, subdivision on emergency response.
The main goal of the joint exercises is to improve the CSTO Command and Control System in the collective security regions of the CSTO, the coordination of command and control bodies in the preparation of the joint operation and the development of practical actions during the fulfillment of combat training tasks.
The number of involved military contingents, task forces and special forces units for the “Combat Brotherhood 2017” exercise is more than 12,000 people, more than 1,500 units of equipment and more than 90 aircraft.
The CSTO Secretary General, Yuri Khachaturov , and the Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, Colonel-General Anatoly Sidorov, will take part in the exercise . Representatives of the UN Secretariat, the International Committee of the Red Cross and other international and regional organizations are invited to the exercise.
The joint operational-strategic doctrine of the CSTO "Combat Brotherhood 2017" is open.
CSTO spokesman Vladimir Zainetdinov