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SCO Member States to Participate in Anti-Terror Drills in Russia

Monday 2 March 2020

YEKATERINBURG (TASS) — About 10,000 troops from the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will take part in the Peace Mission anti-terror drills that will run for the first time at the Yurginsky training ground in the Kemerovo Region in August, Russia’s Central Military District reported on Monday.

The Peace Mission-2020 anti-terror drills will run at the Central Military District’s Yurginsky training ground in the Kemerovo Region in southwestern Siberia. During the manoeuvres, the troops will practice preparing and conducting an anti-terror operation by the SCO’s grouping of forces.

The press office of the Central Military District said in a statement:

Military representatives of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization have signed a joint protocol, following the results of the second round of staff consultations that have ended in the Kemerovo Region. The agreement that has been signed includes the issues of the all-embracing provision for the troops and the scenario of practical stages. About 10,000 troops are expected to take part in the drills.

The consultations involved representatives of Russia, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The negotiations were held under the direction of Deputy Chief of Staff of the Central Military District Major-General Rustam Minnekayev, the press office stated.


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