Russia: Egypt and Russia kick-off joint paratrooper drills

Joint paratrooper drills 'Defenders of the friendship-2017' between Russia and Egypt got underway in the southern port city of Novorossiysk, Sunday. Some 500 soldiers from both sides, 200 pieces of military equipment as well as planes and helicopters participated in the exercise. Russian colonel, Oleg Zubarev, underlined that the drills are aimed to «provide interaction with the airborne forces... Еще of the Arab Republic of Egypt» as well as «develop endurance and practical skills» of airborne troops. The drills will run until September 22.

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