Indestructible Brotherhood military drills start in Kazakhstan

Indestructible Brotherhood military drills start in Kazakhstan

The Indestructible Brotherhood-2017 drills on the post-conflict settlement involving peacekeeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)opened in Kazakhstan today.

The maneuvers in southeastern Kazakhstan’s Iliysky firing ground will be held until October 20, the country’s Defense Ministry said.

"The drills involve peacekeeping contingents from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan, and police units part of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces," the press service said, adding that representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the joint headquarters and the secretariat of the CSTO have been also invited.

The major goal of the drills will be deepening mutual understanding among the CSTO peacekeeping contingents. During the maneuvers, the commanders and staff will practice to prepare for peacekeeping operations and control CSTO units, solve the tasks on localizing conflicts and improving field training during joint actions in tough conditions of Central Asia, TASS reported.

Special attention will be paid to improving cohesion of the peacekeeping contingents.