Russian and Ukrainian paratroopers in September this year for the first time to conduct joint exercises, the event will take place on the ground Ukraine, said on Thursday, RIA Announcements representative of the Russian Defense Ministry on airborne troops (VDV), Colonel Alexander Kucherenko.
"In September 2012 in the town of Lviv (Ukraine) for the first time will be a joint Russian-Ukrainian teaching Airborne units and airmobile forces of the Russian Federation and Ukraine"- Said the official. He added that in the same month, similar exercises with the role of Belarus will take place on the basis of the Tula Airborne connections (106th Guards Airborne Division).
"In addition, at the beginning of September, is scheduled to hold a joint military exercises with the Collective Rapid Response Forces of the armed forces of the CSTO member states" — recalled Kucherenko. According to him, in the event, which will take place on the territory of Armenia, perceive the role of the Division paratrooper connection Airborne stationed in the Ivanovo (98th Guards Airborne Division).