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Belarus, Russia to Stage Airborne Assault Drills

RIA Novosti

18:39 16/04/2012 MOSCOW, April 16 (RIA Novosti) - Russian and Belarusian airborne assault forces will conduct a three-day joint tactical exercise, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

The exercise will take place from Tuesday through Thursday at the Gozhsky base near the Belarusian city of Grodno and will also involve Special Operations Forces.

Russia’s AAF will be represented by a unit of the Pskov-based 76th AAF Division while Belarus will contribute a battalion of the 103rd Special Operations Brigade.

The Belarusian side will provide communication systems, small arms and light weapons, ammunition, and armored vehicles.

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