Serbia is to hold joint air force exercises with Russia this year, the defense ministry said on Monday. Russia’s ally, Belarus, will join units from the Serbian and Russian air forces in the first exercise called “Slav Brotherhood 2016” to be held in autumn, the ministry said in a written statement.

 

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“It represents the continuation of the cooperation between the two air forces that began in 2014 with a joint military exercise,” it said.

 

Another similar exercise would be held just between Serbia and Russia later.

 

“BARS-2016” exercises will be held on the territory and in the airspace of Serbia in October 2016. The exact time will depend on weather conditions.