by ;Abeer Almadawy
In a press release issued by both the Egyptian and Russian Defense Ministry in which said that the training of The protective of mutual friendship 2017, which comes in cooperation between the Egyptian and the Russian armies began its effectiveness on Sunday through the start of training activities for Russian air force and parachute units, Russia from September 9 to September 22
The statement issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Defense in this regard said that the activities started with "the arrival of the Egyptian forces to the training area in the city of Novorisk, Russia. The symbolic elements of the participating forces from both sides were raised. The Egyptian and Russian flags were raised and the military music played the national peace of the two friendly countries."
The training is the first of its kind in Egypt in October 2016. It is one of the most important joint exercises for parachuting units, which represents a fertile environment for the exchange of different training experiences.
It includes many activities and events, The work of the projection of personnel, equipment and armored vehicles, as well as training in combat operations of special forces and counter terrorism in accordance with the latest modern training systems.
The Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday that the joint Russian-Egyptian parachute exercise was the first of its kind since it was being conducted on Russia's territory, explaining that its aim was to develop common standards between the two sides in the airdrops.
The Russian ministry said the tactical exercises would take place on mountainous terrain in the military field of Ravenskoye, and would involve about 600 soldiers from both countries, as well as 100 units of military equipment.
Source: The Egyptian and Russian Ministries of Defense - Russia today