CSTO’s military exercises begin in Armenia

A joint military exercise of the Collective Rapid Reaction Force (CRRF) of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), kicked off in Armenia on Monday.

The “Cooperation 2017” drills are part of the Combat Brotherhood 2017 CSTO strategic exercise held between October 3 and November 20.

The solemn opening ceremony was attended by CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov, the Chief of Staff of Armenia’s Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Movses Hakobyan, Russian Southern Military District Commander, Colonel General Alexander Dvornikov, high-ranking military officials from participating states.

The exercises involve more than 2,500 personnel, 500 units of military equipment, including 25 aircrafts and flying vehicles.

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